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Photography Kevin Sinclair, Creative Director David Gargiulo, Interview Mago, Talent Zarbinski
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Mago __ What does your work aim to say?
Zarebinski __ Simplicity is the ultimate elegance.
Mago __What's your work background?
Zarebinski __ Still life photography.
Mago __ How have you developed your career?
Zarebinski __ Covid gave me extra time, so I decided to start painting.
Mago __ How do you seek out opportunities?
Zarebinski __ Social media
Mago __ How do you price your work?
Zarebinski __ Based on work time and the size of the piece.
Mago __ Which current art world trends are you following?
Zarebinski __ NFT's
Mago __ Who are you, and what do you do?
Zarebinski __ I'm a Polish-born abstract minimal painter based in NYC.
Mago __ What role do artists have in society?
Zarebinski __ Monumental - artist provides a perspective.
Mago __ Has your pallet changed over time?
Zarebinski __ Yes, I'm ready to add colors now.
Mago __ What work do you most enjoy doing?
Zarebinski __ Painting lines.
Mago __ What's your strongest memory of your childhood?
Zarebinski __My art teacher told me I couldn't paint.
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Mago __ What themes do you pursue?
Zarebinski __ Minimalism
Mago __ What's your scariest experience?
Zarebinski __ Having a window land on my head.
Mago __ What's your favorite artwork?
Zarebinski __ Valley Curtain by Christo / 1974
Mago __ What's your most embarrassing moment?
Zarebinski __ Showing my first painting.
Mago __ What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
Zarebinski __ Photography
Mago __ Why art?
Zarebinski __ It's powerful.
Mago __ What is an artistic outlook on life?
Zarebinski __ Absorb everything and never stop learning.
Mago __ What memorable responses have you heard about your paintings.
Zarebinski __ A friend said my paintings look like I've been painting for years. I only started
in February 2021.
Mago __ What do you dislike about the art world?
Zarebinski __ Limited opportunities
Mago __ Should art be funded?
Zarebinski __ Every artist would use their Medici for sure.
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Mago __ What role does arts funding have?
Zarebinski __ Letting artists focus on work instead of worrying about making ends meet.
Mago __ What makes you angry?
Zarebinski __ My kids waking me up at 6 AM.
Mago __ What research do you do?
Zarebinski __ Instagram
Mago __ Name something you love, and why?
Zarebinski __ Thai food - the incredible mix of salty/sweet/savory and hot
Mago __ Name something you don't love and why?
Zarebinski __ Intolerance.
Mago __ What is your dream project?
Zarebinski __ Being in MOMA
Mago __ Favorite or most inspirational place?
Zarebinski __ My studio
Mago __ What's the best piece of advice you've been given?Zarebinski __ Slow down.
Mago __ What's your goal?
Zarebinski __ Exhibitions
Mago __ What role does social media play in your work or career?
Zarebinski __ These days - it plays a central role.
Mago __ Any opinion on NFTs and the future of art?
Zarebinski __ Crypto art has brought much-needed patronage for the skills where work can't be forged, and the artist gets a royalty every time artwork changes ownership. It's a beautiful and healthy ecosystem we are witnessing growing.