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10 Questions Interview with... Artist Katrin Spranger

written by: Be Smart About Art Team May 20, 2014 5) Interviews + Insider's Insights 4069 views

10 Questions Interview with... Artist Katrin Spranger

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with conceptual jewellery artist Katrin Spranger...

Where were you born?  In Hamburg, Germany
Where do you now call home? I’m based in London now
What is your profession? I am a conceptual jewellery artist/ designer
What is your life ambition? Sharing my passion for contemporary art jewellery
Describe your practice in 4 words: Crazy jewellery future narratives 

Q1. What inspired you to become an artist?
I had no other idea what to do with my life.

Q2. What is the best, and what is the worst, thing about being an artist? 
The worst: Money, money, money :( 
The best: Working in my studio and forgetting the world around me. :)   

Q3. How do you keep on top of what is happening in the art world, locally and internationally? 
I am really bad at catching up, that is why I joined Be Smart About Art :)

Q4.What event in your life, big or small, prompted a major turning point in your career? 
Still waiting for THE (positive) turning point…

Q5. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? 
Don’t give up on your passion

Q6. When do you know when a work of art is finished? 
It always needs time and distance to be reassessed, though I consider a piece to be finished if it exactly communicates what I wanted it to convey.

Q7. What potentially embarrassing moment did you turn on its head? 
It has slipped my mind as there have been quite a few embarrassing moments…

Q8. What would you be lost without? 
My passion and my workaholic mind

Q9. What item of luxury would you have on a desert island? 
A laptop with WIFI and a Lion chocolate bar

Q10. What is your favourite quotation?
If you believe that a work embodying a well-constructed or well-argued thought is as valuable as the most perfect diamond, then you understand the beauty of human mind and its most magical gift, our imagination.” Hans Stofer, Professor of GSM&J (RCA, London)

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