Tique | art paper asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Colin Snapp.
Lives in New York
How would you describe your own artistic practice?
Daunting yet rewarding.
What was your first experience with art?
As a child, helping build commercial wooden boats with my father.
What is your greatest source of inspiration?
Traveling to a new place. The sense of visiting a new location for the first time has always been incredibly inspiring. Seeing something with new eyes is invaluable.
What do you need in order to create your work?
Time is the most important thing.
What are you working on at the moment?
Currently I’m working on a 90 minute video projection portraying tourists as they traverse a terraced walkway.
I’m filming near the Hoover dam in Nevada. Its part of a series of works that act to re-frame American tourist destinations as sites of pilgrimage.
I’ve always been interested in this relationship between the mundane and the monastic.
I’m also working on several new books as well as an upcoming exhibition in Moscow.
What work or artist has most surprised you recently?
Trevor and Lissa Snapp. My siblings work constantly surprise me.