In the run up to our next event More Than x Helicon x Inter:Mission : Painting By Numbers, we meet the artists getting involved.
Alexander Callaghan: Painter
What do you study?
I study English literature.
What inspires you/ what are your hobbies?
Ok, well I am inspired by art quite a lot, um and then I love poetry. I'm not very good at reading things at length like novels, so I get inspired by individual words, and words holding lots of meaning. I'm in a band so do lots of music. Um yeah I do some song writing, play the guitar…
What is your favourite artist/ genre of art?
I like abstract expressionism quite a lot. I like Rothko because I like the way he speaks about art… its very profound (giggle)
Have you ever performed live art before?
performing art publicly is a very a cool thing to do! Making something collaborative that is kind of under pressure... well yeah it definitely is under pressure!"
What do you aim to communicate to your audience through your art?
Colours and then, yah just colours and things that jump out at you not necessarily a movement.
What made you want to get involved in the event?
Performing art publicly is quite a cool thing to do. And make something collaborative that is kind of under pressure, well yeah it is under pressure.
What do you hope to do after uni?
I wanna do a year where we try and do music for six to twelve months and then after that I'm interested in teaching so I will try and do that.
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