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Kūkākūkā ʻo Nick Miller lāua ʻo Salvatore o Lucan i ka alchemy a me ka melancholy o ka pena.

ʻO Nick Miller, ke kiʻi o Salvatore o Lucan, 2021, ka aila ma ke olonā, 46 x 41 knm, nānā studio, Kekemapa 2021; kiʻi na Nick Miller, kiʻi mahalo ʻia e nā mea pena. ʻO Nick Miller, ke kiʻi o Salvatore o Lucan, 2021, ka aila ma ke olonā, 46 x 41 knm, nānā studio, Kekemapa 2021; kiʻi na Nick Miller, kiʻi mahalo ʻia e nā mea pena.

ʻO Salvatore o Lucan: No laila, pehea kou manaʻo e pili ana iā mākou i hui pū ʻia, ma ke ʻano he poʻe ʻōpio a me nā mea kahiko? 

Nick Miller: Hauʻoli wau. Ua ʻike au i kāu pena, Me Ma Healing Me, 2020, ma ka Zurich Portrait Prize ma mua o ka wehe ʻana, a he ikaika kona hoihoi iaʻu. Ua leka wau iā ʻoe e ʻōlelo inā e hoʻokolokolo ana au, e hāʻawi wau iā ʻoe i ke kālā! ʻO ia kā mākou hui mua. Makemake au e lele ma waena o nā hanauna ʻelua. ʻO wau, ʻaʻole pili ka makahiki, akā ʻo wau am kahiko. ʻOiai ʻaʻole mākou i hui ma mua, manaʻo wau ʻo ke ala maoli loa e hoʻopili ai ma ke noi ʻana iā ʻoe e noho no kahi kiʻi ma Sligo, a laila e kipa aku i kāu studio ma Dublin no kēia kamaʻilio ʻana.

SoL: Ua hauʻoli ʻoe i ke pena ʻana iaʻu? 

NM: ʻAe, hana maoli wau! Ma muli o ka laka ʻana, ʻaʻole au i pena i kekahi mea hou no ka manawa lōʻihi - he hoihoi a hauʻoli.

SoL: Peʻi wale au i ka poʻe aʻu i ʻike ai a kākaʻikahi loa ka pena ʻaʻole aʻu i pena. He makemake kou? 

NM: I koʻu wā ʻelemakule, emi iho koʻu hopohopo - inā makemake kekahi e noho, hiki i kekahi mea.  

SoL: Manaʻo ʻoe e ʻike ʻoe i nā poʻe ke pena ʻoe iā lākou?

NM: ʻAe a ʻaʻole. Ua like au me Homer Simpson – ʻaʻole maopopo iaʻu i kaʻu mea e aʻo ai, a i ʻole e mālama ʻia ma mua o kahi kiʻi pena. Ma ke kiʻi, ke ʻimi nei au i kahi ʻano hoʻololi alchemical, kahi paʻa o ke ola a me ka ikaika i ka waiwai o ka pena. ʻO kēia kekahi mea aʻu i manaʻo ai i kāu hana, akā ʻoi aku paha ia e ka haku mele ʻana, ka ikaika o ka naʻau a me ka ʻakaʻaka āu e hoʻokomo ai i loko o ka mea.

SoL: ʻAe. ʻO koʻu hoa kāne ʻo Glen Fitzgerald, he mea pena, e kamaʻilio ana e pili ana i nā alchemists a me kona manaʻo e hana hou ana lākou i ka ʻiʻo a i ʻole nā ​​​​mea mai ka pena. A noʻonoʻo wau, "ʻAe, ʻo ia kaʻu e hoʻāʻo nei e hana" a hoʻomaka wau e nānā i loko. 

NM: Noʻu, he moʻolelo noʻeau ʻē aʻe ia, ka hoʻomaopopo ʻana i ka hoʻololi ʻana o nā mea pena kiʻi i ka mea ikaika a lākou e hoʻāʻo nei e paʻa i nā mea inert.

SoL: Manaʻo paha ʻoe ʻo ia ka mea paʻakikī loa o ka pena, a i ʻole ʻoe manaʻo he mea maʻamau ia e pono ai ke pena? 

NM: ʻO ia wale nō he aha ia. No'u iho, 'a'ole au i 'ike i ke 'ano no'eau ke 'ole ia; he ala e hoʻokokoke ai i ka honua ma mua o ʻoe iho akā i loko nō hoʻi iā ʻoe iho i ka manawa like.

SoL: I ko mākou kamaʻilio ʻana i nehinei, hoʻomaka wau e noʻonoʻo i ka mele, Loaʻa iā ʻoe kahi coke, na Frank O'Hara. Aia kekahi wikiō o kāna heluhelu ʻana ma YouTube, e hōʻike wau iā ʻoe ma hope. ʻO ka nīnau aʻu e makemake ai e nīnau ma ka mele; Aia kekahi mea kaumaha e pili ana i ka mea pena e ho'āʻo nei e hopu i kēia ikehu. Ua noʻonoʻo paha ʻoe i ka hana o ka hoʻāʻo ʻana e hopu i kekahi mea ma ke ʻano he mea kaumaha? 

NM: ʻAe, ua kamaʻilio mākou i nehinei e pili ana i ka melancholy i ka ʻike ʻana i kahi honua paʻakikī a pōʻino. ʻO kekahi melancholy e lawe mai iaʻu i ka pena, akā hiki i ka hana pono ke hoʻopakele iaʻu mai ke kaumaha, i ka hauʻoli. Heluhelu au i puke hou e pili ana i ke kumuhana na ke akeakamai, ʻo Brian Treanor, ua like ia me ka hoʻi ʻana mai.

SoL: Ua ʻōlelo ʻoe Hauoli Melancholic, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021 – ʻo ia kekahi mea aʻu e hoʻāʻo nei e hoʻokō pū kekahi, akā he ʻakaʻaka pū kekahi. Inā hiki iaʻu ke hana i kahi pena e ʻakaʻaka nui ai kekahi, e hauʻoli loa wau. He paʻakikī loa ke hana me ke kiʻi paʻa. Loaʻa iā ʻoe kahi moeʻuhane hiki ʻole no kāu mau kiʻi pena e hoʻoulu iā ʻoe? 

NM: ʻAe, manaʻo wau he alchemy is he moeuhane hiki ole. Manaʻo wau e ola loa i ka pena ʻana, a ke manaʻo nei wau e waiho wau i kēlā i ka hana. Ke hopohopo nei au i kekahi manawa ʻaʻole oʻu manaʻo inā ʻike kekahi kiʻi i ka mālamalama o ka lā. Ua like ko'u makuakane me ka hermit; Ua hoʻohana ʻo ia i 40 mau makahiki i loko o kahi keena a hōʻike ʻole i kahi hana, no laila aia iaʻu i kaʻu genetics. Ua hoihoi wale ʻo ia i ka mea i hana ʻia ma ka easel. 

SoL: Noʻu, ʻo ia ka mea ʻaʻole wau hauʻoli nui. Nui koʻu makemake e noʻonoʻo i nā manaʻo a me ka haku ʻana i nā kiʻi, akā i ka wā e pili ana i ke kiʻi pena, makaʻu mau wau a ʻano sulky, a i ʻole koʻikoʻi i ka nui o ka hana aʻu e hana ai, e ʻike ai i kēia manaʻo i loaʻa iaʻu. e noʻonoʻo. 

NM: Loaʻa iaʻu kēlā. Pono wau e aʻo e hana i ka pena kiʻi iaʻu, ʻoi aku ma mua o kaʻu hana. Hoʻohana nui ʻoe i ka haku mele ma ka hoʻomākaukau ʻana i ka pena pena. He hoihoi loa ia'u. No ke aha a pehea ʻoe e hana ai i kēlā? 

SoL: ʻO koʻu mau ʻike mua loa o ka pena kiʻi na koʻu ʻanakala, nāna i pena mai ka makahiki 17 a hiki i ka 25 akā ʻaʻole naʻe i ʻimi i kahi ʻoihana ma ke ʻano he mea pena kiʻi a hōʻikeʻike paha - he mau kiʻi kiʻi surrealist lākou āpau ma nā paia o koʻu hale e ulu ana. ʻAʻole nui koʻu ʻohana i ke kamaʻilio ʻana e pili ana i nā manaʻo, akā i koʻu nānā ʻana i kāna mau kiʻi pena, e hoʻāʻo mau wau e heluhelu i ia mau mea a loaʻa i kahi ʻano ʻike i kahi kūlana manaʻo, a i ʻole kekahi manaʻo a ʻike paha i ka mea e hana nei i loko. ka ʻohana, a i ʻole kekahi ʻano mea huna. No laila, i koʻu wā e haku ai i kahi haku mele, ʻo kekahi hapa o ia mea e hoʻāʻo ana e hāʻawi i ka manaʻo i kekahi mea i hana ma mua a i ʻole e hiki mai ana paha ma hope a i ʻole aia kahi mea huna. Makemake au i nā kiʻi pena e kū nei i koʻu manaʻo. 

NM: Hoʻokomo maoli ʻoe i ka manaʻo a me nā mea huna i loko o ia mau mea?

SoL: ʻAe, he wahi liʻiliʻi - ʻo ka manaʻo e hiki i kekahi ke heluhelu i kahi mea ʻaʻole i laila. Ma kekahi ʻaoʻao, ke hoʻāʻo nei au e hoʻohālike a ma kekahi ʻaoʻao, ke hoʻāʻo nei au e hūnā i kekahi mea i loko. 

NM: ʻAʻole makemake pinepine au i ke kiʻi kiʻi pena, akā mahalo nui au i ke ala pōʻino āu e hehi ai me ka moʻolelo i kāu hana. 

SoL: ʻIke wau i koʻu wā ʻino, ʻo wau maoli ino. Ma muli o kēia, manaʻo wau hiki iaʻu ke nalo ma kahi lōʻihi. 

NM: Maikaʻi ka nalo; aia nā ala hou i mua me nā mea a pau, me ka pena. ʻAʻole anei kēia kamaʻilio e pili ana i kā mākou mau mea?

SoL: ʻAe, aia kekahi kala ʻaʻole hiki iā ʻoe ke pena me ka ʻole?

NM: ʻO Old Holland paha ʻO Scheveningen Poni-Brown, hui pinepine me Old Holland Hohonu Polū a ʻōkaʻiʻo. Ma ke kiʻi, pili ia i nā ʻaoʻao o ka maka, e like me nā puka ihu a i ʻole nā ​​puka pepeiao - kōkua ia e hana i ka ʻiʻo e ola ana akā nalo. A iā ʻoe?

SoL: Like me ka pena ʻiʻo. ʻO ia ka Quinacridone Gula-Brown mai Williamsburg. Hoʻohana wau ia no nā ʻāpana ʻaʻole malu akā ʻaʻole e pā i ke kukui a hoʻohui nui au me ka ʻO Payne's Gray-Violet na Williamsburg pū kekahi, he hui like ia me nā mea āu e hoʻohana ai, ʻoiaʻiʻo.

Ua wehe ʻia ka hōʻikeʻike solo hou a Salvatore o Lucan ma Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, ma ka lā 31 Malaki. 

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Ua wehe ʻia ka hōʻike ʻelua kanaka a Nick Miller me Patrick Hall ma Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, ma 9 Iune, a ukali ʻia e 'Still Nature' ma Art Space Gallery, Lākana, ma 

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