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Latvian artist Kristaps Ģelzis. Foto: Kristaps Kalns

Kristaps Ģelzis 0

1. What’s the best moment of your day. 

From 7:00-9:15 the time is 100% mine. Afterwards it becomes clear what the rest of the day will look like, because “circumstances” begin to awaken.

2. Why do you work as an artist? 

Because to do so is pleasantly difficult. A regular surgical operation with a weak anesthetic. Addiction to an ordeal.

3. What films, concerts, exhibits, or books have left a lasting impression on you? 
Haruki Murakami’s book Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.

4. Where do you currently get ideas for your works? 

In patience. In the atmophere’s strange and preposterous proportions.

5. Which work(s) of art would you like to have in your possession? 

The Freedom Monument and the Brethren Cemetery. It good to dream about property.

6. What do you do when you’re not occupied with art? 

Fix household items and mow the grass.  

7. Do you sleep a lot?
More and more. That’s how I heal my thinking.

8. Do you collect anything? 

Mickey Mouses, and rocks or sticks from faraway lands and depths. :)

9. What is one of the most important things in your studio?
A drill.

10. What do you like to eat, and what don’t you like? 

I like fried eggs with butter and sugar, a fresh cucumber with sugar. I don’t like mayonnaise and liquorish.

11. When you were a kid, what did you want to be? 

Professional pinecone gatherer.

12. Name three creative individuals, from any era, with whom you’d gladly spend an evening. 
Architect Albert Speer (perfect spatial megalomania), artist Vera Muhina (the design for the granyonka glass), and composer John Milton Cage Jr. (4′33″).