Category: Interviews

Latest Interviews about Art, Antiques, and Collectibles with Movers and Shakers of the Art World brought to you by the journalists of the The World Art News

ART. BUSINESS. FREEDOM! Exclusive Interview with Willem Vos | Part 2 – Dare!

“You have to be business-minded. Try to understand that everyone in this world wants to make money. Including you and your artworks. You are part of the art world, you have to be able to embrace that.”

Willem Vos is an enterprising new artist from the Netherlands. After selling his international company, he threw himself completely into making art and selling his works. Mainly because of Willem’s choice to live a different life he has become an inspiration for people that want to successfully change course as well. His artworks are powerful and quite large, they are full of color, energy, and meaning. Clearly Willem has an impressive talent and high potential, which is why The World Art News is pleased to share Part 2 of his First Exclusive Interview with our global audience.

‘Art is Freedom. I Make Art.’ Exclusive Interview with Willem Vos | Part 1

“Intense friendships, profound conversations, love, sex, feelings of connection, my fears and letting go of people. All the feelings and emotions I store and sometimes experience more violently than ever. I don’t run away from them anymore – I put them on canvas.”

Willem Vos is an enterprising new artist from the Netherlands. After selling his international company, he threw himself completely into making art. His artworks are powerful and quite large, they are full of color, energy, and meaning. Clearly Willem has an impressive talent and high potential, which is why The World Art News is pleased to share Part 1 of his First Exclusive Interview with our global audience.

Exclusive Interview with a Jamaican Soul Artist Christine D. Johnson

Rich, inviting colors pull you into the joyful art of Christine D. Johnson, where you are free to reconnect with your soul. Beyond the visual layer that reflects one’s strength and natural beauty, lie affirmative messages intended to inspire and direct the viewer on a pleasant journey to inner peace.

Christine D. Johnson is a native of Jamaica who currently resides in South Carolina. She has a Master’s degree in Human Resources with an undergraduate in Psychology as well as an Art Minor. Christine has been exhibiting since 1994 and over the years has developed a unique art style that brings joyful emotions to the world.

Bottega d’Arte Toscana – Ancient Italian Gold Art Techniques in the 21st Century | Exclusive Interview with Silvia Salvadori

Silvia Salvadori is an award-winning Italian painter who specializes in contemporary iconography as well as Gothic and Medieval art styles. She is one of the few artist in Italy that uses ancient pictorial techniques that were handed down directly from Cennino Cennini himself.

Now, from her studio “Bottega d’Arte Toscana” in Arezzo, Tuscany, Silvia creates incredible historical reproductions as well as stunning original works of fine modern art, often merging the past and the present techniques in spectacular ways. Real 24 karat gold, which has become her artistic signature, is ever-present on most of Silvia’s paintings which are in high demand in Europe and all over the world.

Exclusive interview with a 3D sculptor James Johnson

Creating sculpture is not an all consuming need or source of ego identification for me so I never feel anything was or is sacrificed.

It is the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete, the antithesis of the notion of beauty as something perfect, enduring, and monumental.

It is a search for the essential elements of our common humanity and the compassion it calls for.

I tell myself that just for today, I will not worry about whatever is in my path and remember it is a privilege not a necessity to share my work.

UNBREAKABLE: Surviving Assault, Drugs & Prison – Exclusive Interview with Elizabeth Mikotowicz | Part 4

“I say this as a recovering addict – there is no better high for me than going to a concert”

Artist Elizabeth Mikotowicz was nearly beaten to death while being pregnant, addicted to drugs by the medical system, then sent to prison where she was regularly humiliated and treated as a slave.

In this explosive interview, for the first time ever, Elizabeth shares her phenomenal life story with The World Art News!

It is an emotional, at times horrific, and unquestionably inspiring account of one woman’s survival against all odds.

UNBREAKABLE: Surviving Assault, Drugs & Prison – Exclusive Interview with Elizabeth Mikotowicz | Part 3

“I watched many women die”

“You suffer from things nobody should”

Artist Elizabeth Mikotowicz was nearly beaten to death while being pregnant, addicted to drugs by the medical system, then sent to prison where she was regularly humiliated and treated as a slave.

In this explosive interview, for the first time ever, Elizabeth shares her phenomenal life story with The World Art News!

It is an emotional, at times horrific, and unquestionably inspiring account of one woman’s survival against all odds.

UNBREAKABLE: Surviving Assault, Drugs & Prison – Exclusive Interview with Artist Elizabeth Mikotowicz | Part 2

“I wanted to paint something on the prison walls that reminded women of the beauty outside”

Artist Elizabeth Mikotowicz was nearly beaten to death while being pregnant, addicted to drugs by the medical system, then sent to prison where she was regularly humiliated and treated as a slave.

In this explosive interview, for the first time ever, Elizabeth shares her phenomenal life story with The World Art News!

It is an emotional, at times horrific, and unquestionably inspiring account of one woman’s survival against all odds.

UNBREAKABLE: Surviving Assault, Drugs & Prison – Exclusive Interview with Elizabeth Mikotowicz | Part 1

“I was only 20 the first time I was rag-dolled around the room and sent flying backwards smashing the back of my head on a radiator”

Artist Elizabeth Mikotowicz was nearly beaten to death while being pregnant, addicted to drugs by the medical system, then sent to prison where she was regularly humiliated and treated as a slave.

In this explosive interview, for the first time ever, Elizabeth shares her phenomenal life story with The World Art News!

It is an emotional, at times horrific, and unquestionably inspiring account of one woman’s survival against all odds.

Exclusive Interview with Shantell Martin – Part 2 | Be Yourself

“I do everything at my own pace and on my own terms. I’m focused on things that I want to do that are fun and playful and pushing myself and my work in an interesting and creative way.”

Shantell Martin is a visual artist, intuitive philosopher, cultural facilitator, teacher, choreographer, songwriter, performer, and more. Her practice continuously pushes the boundaries of creative expression through thoughtful, innovative collaborations with artists, cultural institutions such as The Whitney Museum Shop, NYC;  Denver Art Museum, Pulitzer Prize-winning performance artist Kendrick Lamar, acclaimed designer Kelly Wearstler, The Boston Ballet, and brands such as The North Face, Google Creative Labs, and B&B Italia.