PETER ERNST COOLEN

INTERVIEW

Bizzarre:Who are you and where are you from?

bjørn:Bjørn, 37 years of age and born and bred in Belgium.

 

B:What is the base of a successful project?

bjørn:A successful art project tells a story, a captivating concept or idea we can all relate to. In street art you mostly see people paying artists but there is so much more to do with all these immensely talented people.

B:What do you think must be the main function of urban art?

bjørn:First of all, I don't like the word urban art at all. I get seriously offended by it since urban art would mean it's some kind of hip subculture of art from the big city. Bullshit, public art and - my favorite - street art are the fairest, most direct, most down to earth way to practice art. For the people, from the people. It has nothing to do with the hip or posh city life.

Second, art does not need a purpose. We cannot measure art by return on investment or other wacky parameters. Art touches people's heart, it is emotional and personal. When you are able to move people with your artwork, then I believe you have succeeded as an artist.

B:With so much art around us, moved by galleries, promoters, etc., where can we find the real art?

bjørn:Such an easy question: Open your eyes, open your heart.

B:How did your career start?

bjørn:Don't really want to talk about this today. The awards are about to nominated artists and not about me

BJøRN VAN POUCKE

INTERVIEW

Bizzarre:Who are you and where are you from?

bjørn:Bjørn, 37 years of age and born and bred in Belgium.

 

B:What is the base of a successful project?

bjørn:A successful art project tells a story, a captivating concept or idea we can all relate to. In street art you mostly see people paying artists but there is so much more to do with all these immensely talented people.

B:What do you think must be the main function of urban art?

bjørn:First of all, I don't like the word urban art at all. I get seriously offended by it since urban art would mean it's some kind of hip subculture of art from the big city. Bullshit, public art and - my favorite - street art are the fairest, most direct, most down to earth way to practice art. For the people, from the people. It has nothing to do with the hip or posh city life.

Second, art does not need a purpose. We cannot measure art by return on investment or other wacky parameters. Art touches people's heart, it is emotional and personal. When you are able to move people with your artwork, then I believe you have succeeded as an artist.

B:With so much art around us, moved by galleries, promoters, etc., where can we find the real art?

bjørn:Such an easy question: Open your eyes, open your heart.

B:How did your career start?

bjørn:Don't really want to talk about this today. The awards are about to nominated artists and not about me

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