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Mini Interview: Conor Ghilarducci
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 23 February 2009 08:36
SF artist takes images sourced from google and youtube and juxtapose performers with alternate movie titles, tv show titles or characters. Nice.
We get a lot of great emails from a lot of talented people introducing us to their work. From time to time we'll be sharing their work here in our mini interviews segment... To be considered for a mini interview send a few jpegs to: mini(at)fecalface.com

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I'm a local SF artist, completely self taught, inspired by entertainment and branding. The past several years I've focused on developing my own flavor of pop art that has accumulated into this series. I take images sourced from google and youtube and juxtapose performers with alternate movie titles, tv show titles or characters, creating new fantasy entertainment teams. These industry hybrids poke fun at the ever desired crossover appeal of the entertainer that we're constantly forced to endure. These pieces reflect the age old artistic drive to always want to do more than just sing or act but do both, and how the results often don't make sense. These are all 9x12 pencil, colored pencil on paper. -Conor Ghilarducci

Age? Location? Website?

26, San Francisco, myspace.com/lapicesdecolor

Tell us a little bit about your work.

I'm always experimenting with genre and materials so it's hard for me to narrow it down. This series is me trying to create my own style of Pop Art that's not all about the bright primaries but more about the pop references. It's all about my obsession with films and the way things were. My more recent work is a big departure. I've briefly returned to automatic surrealism with a series of dissected alien organs. After using so much image sources I have to let my subconscious make some art, too.

Influences?

Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Chuck Close, Max Ernst, Yves Tanguy, Luis Bunuel, Jean-Luc Godard, Stanley Kubrik. Films, faces, big hair, spandex, flirts, French girls, monsters, 70' and 80's everything entertainment.

Describe your process for creating a new piece.

The way I source my images keeps changing. When I started I used all my images from pausing videos on You Tube and drawing them straight off my laptop, so they came out kinda fuzzy. I'd search for old pop video's like Heather Parisi or France Gall, and then find a good 80's horror movie title card and put them together. Then I started using Google images and I'll spend hours collecting jpegs of actors and actresses and pop stars and movie title cards, and then combine them on whims. Then I started using old magazines like Life from the 40's-70's and using the ads. I also love Oui from the 70's (they always have great Helmut Newton spreads) and Films and Filming from the 70's and 80's, and I'll use images from films I've never heard off. So it keeps getting more and more random. Now I'm trying to move into a more hyper-realist style. I wanted to do a portrait of Yves Saint Laurent cause he's crazy and I love his face and it took me forever to find the right photo, where as with all of my other drawings I get the image before the idea.

Day job?

Bar back at Orbit Room. I'm trying to get another art store job so I can afford to paint really big again.

Best thing that happened to you this week?

I had a really good bacon, egg and cheese bagel yesterday.

Tools of the trade?

any kind of mechanical pencil on any kind of paper, cheap colored pencils, copics, acrylic on wood panels, acrylic ink on yupo.

Upcoming?

I want to develop this series further and turn them into large paintings and then hopefully show them in a real gallery.

The best and worse thing about Fecal Face?

All the great art and artist interviews. The revelation that there's so much great art out there which brings on existentialist questions like where do I belong in the art world?

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