Interview: JoJo Huxford
Luca Curci talks with JoJo Huxford during VISIONS, third appointment of ANIMA MUNDI 2022, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.
“I attended Boston College and the University of Virginia graduate school. I moved up the coast to Westport Connecticut. I studied photography at SILVERMINE ART GUILD, New Canaan, Connecticut for several Years. I was a freelance photographer my younger years. My photography was featured in Cape Cod Magazine. I took up art two years ago and I fell in love with it. I work with pastels pencil ink watercolors oil and acrylics. My is work full of color strength and movement alongside an ethereal quality. I use traditional art combined with digital platforms: which allows for a creative sphere. My creative mind was established very young, from a childhood replete with illness. My imagination was my salvation from these very harsh beginnings 12 to 22. This resource is represented in my art. My art is an immersive experience a sense of independence freedom flight. JKH art flows to the realm the senses. I take you there: without aim presently or subjectively. I fly with color, certain undertones of reality: joy death sorrow sensuality ‘the stuff of life. Some have called it creative genius I call it survival 101 from tough beginnings.”
Luca Curci – How did you get to photography? Do you remember why you took your first professional photo?
JoJo Huxford – I love photography I started shooting photos some years ago. I love shooting nature shots the ocean beaches etc.
LC – According to you, what makes a good photo? Which details do you focus on?
JH – I believe what makes a good photo is the sense of the place and the sense of certain emotion the depth the tones. I focus on the depth of perception the tones certain colors and the sense the photograph will emote.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
JH – What are my inspiration comes from nature of the ocean in the outdoors I also like to do portraitures.
LC – How do you feel when you see your work completed?
JH – I always have a sense of accomplishment when I see one of my works completed.
LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
JH – Being an artist nowadays has many perks mainly due to social media I believe is your recognized on social media and you seem to receive many offers for books magazines and gallery exhibitions.
LC – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the exhibition?
JH – I do agree with your vision of art and I think the theme of the exhibition is a lovely one and many people will appreciate it.
LC – In which way the artwork presented in our exhibition is connected with the exhibition’s theme?
JH – I believe my artwork has an essence to it spirituality a lot of color motion movement which will play well too bad Exhibition’s theme.
LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
JH – A very nice platform to work with.
LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
JH – I think the organization of the event was handled very well and will continue to be so.