Interview: Ben Koracevic
Luca Curci talks with Ben Koracevic during OUT OF BALANCE, second appointment of CANVAS International Art Fair at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space.
“I have never studied art before so I am not going to pretend to know the terminology to make my sales pitch sound fancy. I hit nails in a bit of wood and wrap string around them”.
Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Ben Koracevic – Art is a universal language in which the works does all the talking.
LC – What are you currently working on?
BK – I am just starting my largest piece to date which is a collective montage of the “Harry Potter” film series with the hope of exhibiting it at the Warner Brother Studio in London. The canvas measures 160cm x 110cm and should contain well over 50,000 nails, 3000 meters of string and take around 600 – 800 hours to complete.
LC – Which is the role the artist plays in the society? And the contemporary art?
BK – Artists are simply people trying to be creative in their own way. Subjective and open to interpretation by society.
LC – What is your creative process like?
BK – My creative process involves hitting nails in a piece of wood and wrapping string around them.
LC – Did your style change over the years? In which way?
BK – I am only 18 months into my journey, so my style is still developing and in the experimental phase.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? In which way did it inspire you?
BK – I like the idea of people from across the world sharing ideas and trying to inspire the viewer through their creative ways.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
BK – Definitely. It is an opportunity for artists to display their work to an audience and gain exposure.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
BK – Yes. The people at the venue were very welcoming and friendly.
LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
BK – I think it is a difficult time for any exhibition to be successful right now but feel you are doing a great job with the current situation of COVID.