Six questions for
Jon Horvath

Tique asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Jon Horvath.

Artist Jon Horvath
Lives in Milwaukee, WI, USA

How do you describe your own art practice?

I am an interdisciplinary artist and writer that routinely utilizes systems-based strategies within multimedia narrative projects. I entered into the visual arts principally through the photographic medium and influenced by my varied early formal education in creative fiction writing, philosophy, and composing music. My practice is now quite mixed and makes use of photography, video, performance, sculptural objects, and other mediums coming into a combined space to shape bodies of work reflecting my desire to share open-ended and poetic stories.

Which question or theme is central in your work?

What are the stories we tell ourselves and why? What are the mythologies we create and what do they conceal and reveal?

What was your first experience with art?

As the story I’m told goes, I completed a series of abstract drawings as a toddler that I titled, “Face Dirt”, “Face Dirter”, and “Face Dirter Curter”.

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

A desire to remain curious and fend off complacency.

What do you need in order to create your work?

To be surprised.  And to be able to travel.

What work or artist has most recently surprised you? 

Stephen Gill’s, “The Pillar”

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