I have selected twelve artists. I will interview one each month for the duration of 2014. I hope that my questions highlight some thoughts and ideas that circulate in today’s creative minds.
Jemma Craig interviews Joe Hayes, 31/01/2014
"I was raised up where them wolves at…" - Future
JC: What images keep you company in the space where you work?
JH: Since I have painted on almost everything in my space I am surrounded by my thoughts and ideas…
JC: What was the first piece of art that really mattered to you?
JH: The first piece that really mattered to me was the first piece I purchased. It’s an amazing abstract 6ft piece by my friend/artist Daniel Galas. I will keep that piece forever. It’s beautiful. Deep and rich…
JC: What is your favourite title of an artwork?
JH: All of my works are “UNTITLED” so I don’t really have a favourite title as of yet.. I’m sure one day I will do a show with titles but for right now I have so much work to get out I can’t stop to think about titles…
JC: What do you wish you knew?
JH: I wish i knew how to relax.
JC: What should change?
JH: There’s so much that needs to change. I would like to see people help each other more.
JC: What should stay the same?
JH: I wish that when you first fall in love with someone. I wish that feeling stays the same forever.
JC: What could you imagine doing if you didn’t do what you do?
JH: I really can’t even imagine doing anything else. Oh.. maybe an astronaut.. yeah, that’s dope.
JC: What music are you listening to?
JH: I listen to a bit of everything I guess… I do like Drake, Nipsey Hussle, XX, Hov, Ronnie James, HooliganRadGuitar…
JC: What are you reading?
JH: I am usually either reading The Alchemist or John Wooden… Both those books give me something different every time I read them.
JC: What do you like the look of?
JH: I really like the curves of a woman. It’s my greatest inspiration.
JC: What is art for?
JH: Art that is considered important is ultimately used to define the emotions, struggles, victories and love of that generation.
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