CreativPaper Issue No. 008 Vol 1

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INTERVIEW

/KENNETH SUSYNSKI Exhibiting your work is a vital component of being a professional artist. This comes with its own set of challenges. Finding interested venues and galleries, shipping, marketing the event itself and other logistical nightmares can make it seem like a daunting task, but in the end, it’s always worth it. The feedback, both positive and constructive, potential sales and networking are priceless. Artist Kenneth Susynski recently showcased his work in Lisbon, Portugal. In our interview with him, he talks about this personal experience putting the exhibition together, the evolution of his artistic style from abstraction to figurative expressionism and his latest project centred around motherhood. You exhibited your work in Lisbon earlier this year, what was that experience like? Any time that I show outside the USA, it is a unique experience offering both market possibilities and bureaucratic difficulties.

exhibit this time, yet the feedback and results have been encouraging.

Some of your recent pieces have focused on the perspective of motherhood, what was the inspiration behind that? It has been a combination of toying This was my first time exhibiting in with both concepts and personal Portugal – and for the most part, it experience. Like most of us, I have went well. The gallery was very encountered many varying maternal personalities and philosoaccommodating and resourceful phies, much that I don’t agree with with much of the shipping component, which is often the personally, and in my work, I seek to convey unconventional portraits most complicated part of the international process. I didn’t get a of motherhood that are quite chance to attend the opening nor different than my own experience. 32