We are glad to have discovered another talented individual who is about to blow everyone's mind with his art and passion about the craft. His talent is undeniable but his discipline is something else! Representing London, we give you Otto Schade. Born in October 30, 1971, Otto started showing signs of interest in the field of visual arts at a very young age with the help of his artistic father.
He has been creating magnificent pieces of art for 2 decades now and he is showing no signs of quitting the art business. All Public Art is honored that this man agreed to this interview, as we share not only his skills and talent in creating art, but also his dedication and drive that made him the artist that he is today.
An Interview With Otto Schade
APA: What is the root/birth/foundation of your creativity… how did you get started?
Otto: My childhood, my fathers artistic talent, my curiosity to learn and experiment with different tools and materials.
APA: Who do you admire artistically? Who has influenced your work? Who do you study?
Otto: Banksy (because of the meaning behind more than the technique). Beksinski and Giger (because of their dark side and surreal and alien art). Dali and Matta (because of their surreal talent and technique).
APA: What legacy do you want to leave?
Otto: I want people change their mind and realise the world we are living. To show the people that there is still something that we can do to revert the problem qwe are involved now. All the people need to shout and say something.
APA: What do you want people to obtain when they look at your work?
Otto: Reactions from them. Positives or negatives.
APA: What is your opinion of art in the 21st century?
Otto: I think we need to take advantage on technology. The problem here is that we are becoming lazy and we are loosing our talent to draw.
It’s a matter of comparing one of the greatest artists Da Vinci, a man who was doing almost everything and could make nice and proportioned sketches. What about Demian Herst, one of the most famous artist that studied at a prestigious university in UK who can’t even make a portrait of someone? I really don’t get it. But anyway that’s the kind of differences you see nowadays. Shame.
APA: What advice would you give to other aspiring artists?
Otto: Human imagination got no limits so push yourself to the end of your capabilities. Work hard and don’t be lazy. Experimenting is part of the path. To be aware that things that amaze people are the ones that make your change in your way of seeing life.
APA: In the next decade what do you wish to accomplish with your creative gifts?
Otto: No idea. I just go forward. Better not to know where are you going. The fun is on the road.
What is one mistake every artist should avoid?
Otto: Copying. Being lazy. Using too much technology against his or hers cacapcities.
APA: What do you do to keep going when you are not motivated or inspired to create?
Otto: Going out, have fun, forget it about it for a while.
APA: What is the most challenging part about being an artist?
Otto: That you must be original and come out with new and interesting kind of art.
APA: What is the best part about creating art?
Otto: The whole process till the reaction of the people.
APA: What do you wish you knew about the art business before you got started?
APA: If you could hang out with one artist, living or dead, who would that be?
Otto: Salvador Dali.
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