The MINI Interview with BIG Exclusive Artist: Christopher Bettig
Our location and environment is often a huge influence on how we respond visually within our art practice. The things around us subconsciously seep into our everyday. I am interested in how your location affects you. Talk about where you live and what you love about your place and how you think it might influence how you create work? Do you have an ideal place you wish you could escape to for art making?
Living in California for the last 12 years has completely transformed the way I create work. The natural forms in the landscapes, the color palette, the raw materials, the subcultures, everything has permeated my installation work as well as my paintings and design. I’ve looked to minimize shapes, readdress and consider the materials I’ve used and how I use them, basically rethinking what art is and how people interact with it.
Thanks Chris! – Kelly