Interview with Miss Bugs

by Denis on December 3, 2010

Miss Bugs are a man/woman duo of artists who do fantastic mixed media works, street art as well as prints. As you can tell from the image shown above, entitled Art and Politics Don’t Spin Well from 2009, some of their works consist of recontextualizing familiar images. They have recently done a candid interview with Marion Dolcy over at Don’t Panic. Here’s an excerpt of the interview addressing the always sensitive topic of ‘borrowing’!

“If there is something to steal, I steal it!” This summarises what a lot of our work is about – the idea of artists stealing from one another. This can be seen in all art movements throughout history. Artists don’t exist in a vacuum; they create work that is informed by what is going on around them, including what other artists are doing. Artists like Van Gogh and Gauguin, Picasso and Braque they fed off each other to some extent, which drove their work and the new concepts they were exploring forward. Each artist brings something new into the mix, moving ideas on and making the work their own.

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by Denis on December 3, 2010

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