Monday, December 12, 2011
Interview with Veronica Caven Aldous
If you are addicted to colour, then you will adore Veronica's works. We thought we would add this little video work so you can see how the colours change and draw the viewer into a hypnotic state.
Enjoy this little interview with Veronica...
Tell us about yourself! Where are you from?
Born East Melbourne. I have travelled around Australia, to many countries and lived also in Sydney, Perth, The Netherlands and India.
How would you describe your work?
Always changing, interested in an engaging experience and playing in an interface with painting.
What materials do you work in?
Many, from oil paint to anything at all.
Tell us why/how your work fits in to the Pre-Fab idea?!
Materials used and the interface with manufacturers.
What achievement are you most proud of to date?
In life………..how long have you got?
In art ………..never thought about it. Where I am now is pretty good. Working on a PhD at Monash, after MVA at VCA, exhibiting from time to time, with a supportive flow and communities of other artists and people interested in art to engage and interact with.
What's your work practice like?
Mostly in my head, sometimes around the house and in gallery spaces.
Do you work in a studio/home?
Studio is at home but I visit a few factories and discuss ideas with manufacturers.
What gets you in the mood to create?
Sometimes an idea from last work and sometimes random things or timing.
Is there a soundtrack to your creativity? Do you have music or silence?
Silence and much time goes by.
What do you think people will take away with them from seeing your work?
Possibly some memory of engagement….whatever the material used, the halting of thoughts to consider something else caused by the materiality of the work.
Where do you want to be in 10 years time? What's your dream?!
I once heard an answer to the question what is a successful artist answered by John Scurry, at MARS Gallery, Port Melbourne, he said……..one that is still going. My goals are somewhere in that space.