Returning for his 4th RUN with us, we are excited to welcome back Casey Weldon for his latest: It’s In The Air. Pulled from his latest Prisma Collective show, Casey has also recently shown at Gallery1988’s Art For Breaking Bad as well as their recent Crazy for Cult show. Read on as we talk to Casey about his recent piece, past influences and more in the latest 1xRUN Thru Interview below…
1xRUN Thru Interview
It’s In The Air by Casey Weldon
1xRun: Tell us a little bit about the original? Is it still for sale?
Casey Weldon: The original piece is acrylic on wood and it was painted in August of 2012. The piece was for a show curated by the artist collective I am a part of, Prisma. The show was simply centered around the theme “Blood”. The original is sold.
1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Casey Weldon: About 3 solid days of painting.
1xRun: Why should people buy this piece/print?
Casey Weldon: If they find it to be a beautiful way of depicting something we are usually so afraid of, or if they just like the colors.
1xRun: Describe the piece in one gut reaction word.
Casey Weldon: Blood.
1xRun: When did you first start making art?
Casey Weldon: Whenever Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a cartoon. For the first time.
1xRun: What was your first piece?
Casey Weldon: That I remember liking? A pretty sweet copy of Shredder from the Eastman and Laird books.
1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?
1xRun: What artists inspire you now?
Casey Weldon: There are so many, and it’s so easy to find now with this internet thing. Honestly I can go to ffffound.com or tumblr and get lost in clicking for hours and days and weeks.
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?
Casey Weldon: A lot of music, a lot of audiobooks and podcasts. Nerdist, WTF, Who Charted?, Radiolab, Comedy Bang Bang. I am a music glutton, and usually have the radio set to KCRW or KEXP or Radio Nova. I’ll listen to any book someone recommends, unless it is a teen trilogy.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?
Casey Weldon: Michel Gondry. His work is so wild and lo fi, and rely on the idea rather than the flourish.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?
Casey Weldon: Egon Schiele, because I often feel very stiff and the gesture that is in his every stroke is something I aspire to someday be able to match.
1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?
Casey Weldon: I bought a Robotech animation cell at ComicCon that I cherished when I was a tween. It was destroyed in the Northridge earthquake.
1xRun: What was the last piece of art that you bought?
Casey Weldon: I bought a small painting of a dog by Allison Sommers. If you know her work, then you know there is a lot more to it than just a dog.
1xRun: What else do you have in the works?
Casey Weldon: I have a 2 person show at Distinction Art this November, and a solo show at Trifecta Gallery in Las Vegas early 2013. I also have a ton of group shows all over the place in the meantime.
1xRun: Where can people find you across the internette?