Alpay Efe is a self taught German artist of Turkish origin. He is a figurative painter and is influenced by the contemporary zeitgeist and pop culture. He is particularly interested in making the process of painting as visible as the end result. He does this using a number of devices including painting photo realistic strips of masking tape onto his paintings. He has interesting perspectives on art schools and the art business. I enjoyed chatting with him a lot.
Here is what we talk about
- Creative heroes
- Making the process of painting as visible as the result.
- Virtual reality
- Art school
- Art business
- Paying the rent
- Cultural influences
- Artistic challenges
- Future generations
To find out more about Alpay and his work
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Alpay Efe is correct.
I have got a 2:1 for my first years assessment on a course where I could specialize in painting, sculptress, printing.
Now, over the first year, the college was pleased I used a huge range of techniques and a variety of media including painting, drawing and sculpture, college etc., but I had exactly the same problem, from the first 3 weeks of starting.. I was too imaginative, too pictorial.. your work should be more contemporary… abstract. But at the same time i was praised as a new hurst (hic), made “the work of ten artists and in ten styles” but your work should be more contemporary and abstract !!!
My advice is take your time and chose very wisely and really look around at the huge number of graduate art students not doing what they want, i.e., being an artist and then look at the vast number of amateur artists that are very good artists also not making money but are happy.
Be true to yourself.
P.S. I wont be wasting another 2 x £9K for half an hours bad tuition a week for the next two years, NO SIR..
Thank you for your podcast. I enjoyed learning about Alpay Efe, whose artwork I have been admiring.