This is 5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Paul Sunday.
What are you trying to communicate with your work?
What is an artist’s responsibility?
To go relentlessly into one’s own world, to never stop learning and experimenting.
Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?
One of my favorites is this encaustic painting. It resides in a beautiful Long Island home in a room where the only other artwork is a Richard Serra drawing. Serra is one of my heroes, so when I discovered this it felt like an accomplishment.
Paul Sunday, Cross painting, 2010, Wood panel, encaustic
Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:
In childhood, I had a dream that I wrote a book that revealed the entirety of my mind.
I woke up in a cold sweat. I’ve often thought about writing that book, but it is impossible and unnecessary.
Instead, I make mysterious or almost not there images.
Paul Sunday, Face, 2016, Photography, pigment ink print, 24 x 32 inches
Who are three artists we should know but probably don’t?
Dahniil Kharms, a writer and master of absurd thought.
Emma Kunz, a Swiss telepathic healer and abstract painter.
Prue Stent, a brilliant, young Australian photographer.
—The ArtSlant Team
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(Image at top: Paul Sunday, Photograph, 2016, Photography, pigment ink print, 24 x 32 inches)