Six Questions

Six Questions: Colin Snapp

Tique | art paper asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Colin Snapp.

Artist Colin Snapp
Lives in New York

How would you describe your own artistic practice?

Daunting yet rewarding.

Colin Snapp - Delta (2016)
charter bus windows, tint, and powder coated steel 456 x 111 x 5,5 cm Sculpture
photo: Aurélien Mole

What was your first experience with art?

As a child, helping build commercial wooden boats with my father.

Colin Snapp - NV Regional 2018
colour video with sound 90 minutes

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.

Colin Snapp - Sheraton (2016)
video and digital video camera
19 x 37 x 22 cm / duration 60 mins
photo : Aurélien Mole

What do you need in order to create your work?

Time is the most important thing.

Colin Snapp - TC Studies (2013)
exhibition view, Unosunove, Rome Photograph

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.

Colin Snapp - TC00025617 (2013)
archival ink jet print, glass, pedestal 122 x 183 x 18 cm
exhibition view, 356 Sculptures, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, USA

What work or artist has most surprised you recently?

Trevor and Lissa Snapp. My siblings work constantly surprise me.

Colin Snapp - ND Studies #5 & #4
exhibition view, Latitudes, Alexander Levy Gallery, Berlin, 2017

out now

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