In the Making – Fred Fowler

Fred Fowler – Master of Contemporary Art

I was pretty apprehensive about going to the VCA but at my first Lecture at the VCA, Bernhard Sachs spoke about this theory of Signifiers and he just put on a Lars Von Trier film and then walked out, and I was like great, this is going to be okay.

You have to have meaning in the work or else what is it? I think if you create the work with some greater intention, it may not be overt, but it will still come through in the energy of the work. Everyone reads into artwork differently.

I could never give up art, it’s a part of my personality. Making art is a way of creating your own language and creating your own culture.


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This article was first published on VCA & MCM Channel in 2015.