Q & A With Eli Ping
6 Questions for Eli Ping
1: Can you tell me about your background?
My parents were hippies and raised my siblings and I in the inner city of Chicago. I studied political theory before focusing on art.
2: How do choose the material ?
Materials follow from an idea or theme.
3: What is the Idea / concept behind your art?
I’m interested in how objects function as phenomena – in how form might be a record of becoming and how that process continues with the viewer.
4: What is the worst thing about being an artist?
I don’t regard the challenges that an artist encounters as extraordinary.
5: Collectors – Gallerist – ”art investors” – Good, bad or …?
Its reductive to think of the art market in terms of outcomes. The market is a process that enables and encompasses diverse objects, relationships, and experiences. However, many potentialities aren’t expression in the market, or rather, they are expressed negatively – through their exclusion.
6: What would you ask an artist in a Q&A ? and Who ??
There are many artists whose work I admire, but I don’t want to ask them anything.
Composite (New Synthetics) – 2014 – 48 x 72 inches
Heat polished hydroponic film