Aujourd’hui is proud to present its latest interview, this time with the British artist Bryan Dooley. Hailed as one of the most promising artists in the UK, Bryan was born in Leeds in 1987 and graduated with an MA in Photography from London’s prestigious Royal College of Art. Rod Barton, Galerie Jeanrochdard and Chewday’s are only but some of his past exhibitions. Read our interview to find out how photography was just a tool for something bigger, what artists currently excite him and how he became an artist during a heatwave and a flash of light.
Can you tell us a little bit about your background? How did you become an artist?
From the North of England, studied photography at the RCA, became an artist during a heatwave and a flash of light.
You have studied photography at the Royal College of Art. Today you work with painting, sculpture, installation, etc. Is photography still the starting point of your creative process?
I think my movement away from photography was the realisation that photography was never the ‘starting point’, it was the construction of images and photography was just a tool or a language I subscribed to.
What do you consider to be the essential ingredients for success in the art world amongst so many new emerging artists debuting every year?
"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney
Are you working on any future projects? What can we expect from Bryan Dooley in the future?
I’m working towards a solo show at Shoot the Lobster in NYC and an installation with CHEWDAY’S at Sunday Art Fair London this Autumn.
Are there any other artist's work that you are currently excited about?
Catharine Ahearn, Mathis Gasser, Thomas Eggerer, Martine Syms, Jutta Koether, Helemet Federle, John Knight, Nic Cheveldave…….
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Images courtesy of the artist.
Bryan Dooley - www.bryandooley.com