Artist interview, Gwennan Thomas
Gwennan Thomas is interviewed by Valerie Brennan at Studio Critical. They talk about Thomas' studio process and challenges. When asked about material experimentation Thomas said
I tend to focus on different things at particular times. At the moment I feel that there is a shift from a strong focus on colour and form to one that looks at surface more particularly. I saw a film a few months ago called “Blind Beast”. It’s about a blind sculptor who kidnaps a model because he thinks she has the perfect body and he wants to make the ultimate sculpture, a sort of ode to touch. It’s a strange film but it underlined for me the importance of touch particularly at a time when buttons are disappearing and how this is connected to how we learn and remember things.