Art Conspiracy 2008 happens this Saturday, people. The theme: Deconstructed. There shall be music and mirth and works from 150 artists, which is a whole lot, so this blogging week, I will introduce you to a few of the artists donating their time and talent to a fundraiser masquerading as a giant party. First up: meet Scott Mankoff.
What are your mediums and what is your creative process?
My mediums are photography and mixed media.
What does “guerilla-style” art mean to your work?
To apply “Guerilla-Style” art to my work is simply the way I show up, take photos on the fly, make people laugh and try to make every event or photography shoot I do as much fun as possible, for life is short.
This year’s theme is “Deconstructed.” What facet of life would you like to deconstruct?
The facet of life I will be featuring this year in my art for Art Consipiracy is a compilation of photos and faces taken from Oct 2007 to Oct 2008 of the many artists who had art openings at Frank Campagna’s Kettle Art Gallery. I took pictures at nearly every opening at KettleArt.com over the last year and my work will be a collage of these great artists.
A conspiracy requires two or more persons. Who are your partners in whatever sneaky plot you are devising right now?
My partners in this Art Conspiracy are every artist and every person who allows me to take their picture and the “Crazy Picture Guy Conspiracy” so to speak is to document the music and art scenes of Dallas and surrounding areas for a historical photo documentary using pictures, articles, in magazines, and on my website CrazyPictureGuy.com. I hope to also write a book or two in the future to support the music and arts, documenting these times we all share together.