Q and A with ArtShots Client Justin Lodge
What is your favorite color: Indigo texture: Fuzzy shape: Circle
What is your favorite art-making tool and why? Oil paint, for its flexibility
Who or what influenced you to become an artist? The open-ended questions of art history!
Name your favorite museum? The Harvard Art Museums
What music do you listen to while working? Usually listen to podcasts
Favorite snack food while working? Nuts and fruit
If you were commissioned to write a memoir today, what would the title be? Greatness: The True Story of a Super Talented and Charming Person.
Pablo Picasso said every child is an artist. Tell us about your childhood passion? Archeology. Although, I think it mostly had to do with Indiana Jones. I loved the idea of exploring exotic places and hunting for precious or magical objects. I still see great works of art as magical objects. My goal is to create paintings that present themselves as solid objects that entice the viewer to enter the painting’s illusionary space.
If you could have a conversation with any artist from all time, who would it be, why and what question would you ask them? I would like to see the workshop of Fra Angelico. I would ask at what point in their minds do their paintings go from a collection of materials to an object of veneration. I would also like to have coffee with Alice Neel and watch her paint.
Learn more about his work: Justin Lodge