“I realized from an early age that the aesthetic experience of walking into a skate shop and looking at what are essentially oil on wood panels and making value judgments based on the graphics is the same aesthetic experience as walking into a museum and looking at oil on wood panels”.
Ryan McGinness is undoubtedly one of this generation’s most prolific artists. He’s also dry and serious and quite funny in this new interview with The Creators Project. The artist talks about the value of skateboarding culture to his artistic output, opposition to undercover market research, the development of his career, McLuhanisms, and his influence on Takashi Murakami, amongst other things. Check it out here.