Q + A: Paris Tremayne
EXPRESSING FEELINGS OF ECSTASY, THE WORK OF PARIS TREMAYNE IS COMPLEX AND PROFOUND.
How would you describe what you do to someone who hasn’t seen your art?
I work in two mediums: limited edition digital drawing/print work and acrylic painting. My work expresses feelings of love, joy and ecstasy, facilitating an avenue to explore my love and fascination for organic shapes and patterns and the truth these forms silently and effortlessly allude to. The resulting pieces are abstract and at times ethereal and hallucinogenic in form. Shapes and patterns blend like a meditation.
Did you attend art school?
I once heard artist Howard Arkley say, “Avoid art school” when asked about advice he’d give younger artists. I resonate with that. Not that this is necessarily true for everyone, but it was for me. Art from the heart grabs me, I have no interest in academic art. I very much consider myself a self-taught artist.
When do you feel your most creative?
Probably after walking. I walk a lot. I find walking and observing the world like fuel for my creativity. People watching, gazing at beautiful architecture or that sense of awe gorgeous trees can bring. I find the world is full of ineffable majesty.
What do you aim to achieve through your art?
I really have no idea, I just know that I have to make it. It’s part of who I am. Perhaps if I really knew what I was trying to achieve I’d lose interest. My works sum up what I endeavour to express far more than words ever could. It is for this reason I have chosen a visual medium.
Where do you find inspiration?
Nature certainly, but more specifically the subtle yet incredibly profound presence that runs through existence. It’s not something I can succinctly put in words, but it’s ever present, powerful and abundant beyond measure.