Artist Kerry Krogstad-Exclusive Interview

By March 15, 2017Exclusive

What kind of music do you like to create art to?

Disco & podcasts   

Women seem to be central in your artwork, tell us a little about the inspiration behind that.

When I was in figure drawing class and we had a male model, those were the worst days.  For the life of me,  I can’t draw a man.  Everyone laughs when they see a dick, and sometimes it seems like men just want to club each other.  Although I am considering doing a portrait of an elegant male Labradoodle.  Women are more pretty and smart, and I prefer the classical feminine S-curve aesthetic. One of my inspirations is the “Sexy Selfie.” With the emergence of social media and smart phones, so many women began expressing themselves and their sexuality in a new way. I really love this reclamation of identity, especially when society so heavily dictates what’s considered “beautiful.”  So many standards have emerged but also have been broken by this trend. I choose to portray strong women who are unapologetically themselves. Many of them I photographed myself, and others are based on images of women I find inspirational.

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?

Back in time to discover how they built the pyramids of Egypt.

Who is your favorite artist?

Zhang Huan

What’s your favorite quote?

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”

Describe yourself in three words:

Periculum, Opasno, Danjere

What is your favorite part of art shows?

I really love everything about art shows.  I love to visit art shows, discover new artists, get totally inspired and see what people are making.  Participating in art shows is wonderful because it’s this moment of fruition.  Whatever vision you started with, all the long hours, hard work, soul (and sometimes blood, sweat & tears) you put into your work is suddenly realized.  Being an artist can be a solitary endeavor, so having the opportunity to show work and discuss ideas about art with people helps to balance it out.

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