Advice to the Young
"Take your time, be open, be unique."
“Take your time, be open, be unique and try to propose something different to us,” advises French artist and photographer Jean-Marc Bustamante, who finds that many of his young art students are in a rush to succeed very fast. Read more …
Bustamante feels that being an artist today is different than it was for his generation, because “everything is much more open.” Moreover, compared to e.g. 19th-century artists, young contemporary artists will most likely have a long life ahead of them and should thus calm down and take their time.
Jean-Marc Bustamante (b. 1952) is a French artist, painter, sculptor and photographer. A noted conceptual and installation artist, Bustamante has incorporated ornamental design and architectural space in his work. Bustamante’s first paintings based off of photographs marked the beginning of this medium in the art field. He is known to experiment with a wide variety of media, creating innovative visual suggestions.
Bustamante’s work is in the collection of prominent museums worldwide, in example CAPC – Musée d’art Contemporain in Bordeaux, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, Kunsthalle Bern in Bern, Tate Britain in London and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Solo exhibitions include Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Kunsthaus Bregenz and Yokohama Museum of Art in Yokohama, Japan. In 2003, Bustamante represented France at the Venice Biennale and he has participated in Documenta 8, 9 and 10. He lives and works in Paris where he is also the director of Les Beaux-Arts de Paris.
Jean-Marc Bustamante was interviewed by Roxanne Bagheshirin Lærkesen at Galleri Susanne Ottesen in Copenhagen, Denmark in October 2017.
Images shown in the video: Courtesy of the artist and Galleri Susanne Ottesen.
Camera: Jakob Solbakken
Produced and edited by: Roxanne Bagheshirin Lærkesen
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2018
Supported by Nordea-fonden