Old Sketchbooks (2010-Present): • Stop obsessing over the archive •Print out more photos/”digital painting” •Shitty Guitar Pedals •”Tabletop Artist” •There’s no pressure on lame ideas– they are an open terrain •Arte-Povera •Make Zines again •”Rock Posters” •Get back to a sculpture practice •Name all of the art you produce •Low Stakes Art • Post-twee; mine the cheesiness • Turn down the distractions – nurture your creativity •Document your process – post doodles, unfinished projects, etc •Are‑Bure‑Boke
Want to make art that does not insist on your full attention.
Setting up a system: • Mirror • Echo • Ant farm • Model Train • Veggie Burger
Five-year anniversary of this tweet:
Gil G @olddenews Bought a synth for no good reason. 3:15 PM Jan 16, 2016 • Twitter for iPhone
Electronic music person that draws sometimes.
In a studio with blue painted plywood flooring. It makes anything look like art.
Deleted my tumblr (2011-2016) — a relationship w/ the web thatdoesn’t exist anymore.
Updating my site as a way to loop back around to having an art practice outside of being obsessed with electronic music gear. I’ve been watching lots of movies on STARZ which may be a good north star.
ran into a wall for a second — was putting out these pamphlets. stopped trying to call a vibe. now I just take dslr photos.
a brooklyn-based publisher who is into doing the same thing over and over again until it goes from being boring to being funny to being pathetic to being funny again? maybe? — Used to be really obsessed with drawing and the internet now is just hyped on the internet […] Still draw sometimes, but more and more is getting into like “one-liner” or “?far-side?” art; don’t know where that will lead- also into being a painter sometimes wishes he could make big sculpture again.
think via materials
don’t try to be clever
distrust what comes easily
plan for the possibility that your work will be damaged/lost/sold/given away
a work is finished what you can talk clearly about it