Yutaka Sone, whose collaboration with Benjamin Weissman is currently on view at SMMoA, answers questions by LA-based artist Joel Kyack.
In 2011, ForYourArt celebrated the release of Hans Ulrich-Obrist and Hans Peter Feldmann: Interview. This month, we are excited to launch an online interview series inspired by the book, in which they play with the interview format and Feldmann responds to Obrists’ questions with images. ForYourArt will invite an artist to pose five questions to a different artist each week over the month. Please reblog with your own answers with the tag #PictureThis.
1. You’re commissioned to write a Broadway musical about your work. What would it sound like?
Sone: Sounds great. I will use white white huge huge backdrop, and as the story going on, which is about the story of two skier and painter by the way, numerous spur will be drawn on this white backdrop.
2. You are flying three people over the Alps in a very small plane – a curator, a collector, and a critic. You are running out of fuel and have to make a tough decision on how to lighten your load… Who do you throw to the mountains first?
Sone: Anybody who is a skier fast. Even though it is summer Alps, yes, a skier fast, because they know mountain definitely.
3. Your art is a business and you need a corporate logo.
Sone: I love corporate logo. If I need to create corporate logo for MY ART INC., I am going to try something comparable to Hello Kitty.
4. What do you feel in destroying something that provides you comfort?
Sone: Unfortunately, it often happens on me, or maybe on everybody. I mean, I often become want to destroy something that provide you comfort.
It is natural thing, because, for me, these two behavior is double side of a same coin. So, it makes me feel I am doing a natural thing like cat playing with birds and kill them.
5. This will be the last image you ever show anyone:
Sone: Anything that I am working on at time.
list of works:
1.Yutaka Sone and Benjamin Weissman, Untitled, 2007–2009, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 inches, Courtesy of the Artists
2. Yutaka Sone and Benjamin Weissman, Air, 2007–2009, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 inches, Courtesy of the Artists
3. Yutaka Sone and Benjamin Weissman, Cat Chairlift, 2007–2009, Acrylic on canvas board, 18 x 24 inches, Courtesy of the Artists
4. Yutaka Sone and Benjamin Weissman, Untitled, 2013, Acrylic on canvas and wood assemblage, 85 x 137 inches, Courtesy of the Artists
5. Yutaka Sone and Benjamin Weissman, Hole in the Wall, 2007–2009, Acrylic on canvas, 71 x 100 inches, Courtesy of the Artists