Interview with Collage Artist, Shaun Keenan

How did you get started doing what you do?
As a kid cutting up copies of adult magazines we would find in the woods and distributing the results surreptitiously in friends/foes wallets and/or pencil cases. Progressing to adding spliced passages from discarded bibles.

How would you describe your creative style?
Improvised butchery.

What’s your inspiration?
1970’s Salem cigarette adverts and famous atheists.

Interview with Collage Artist, Shaun Keenan on Jung Katz
Interview with Collage Artist, Shaun Keenan on Jung Katz

How would you say your surroundings have influenced your work?
Subliminally.

What do you hope to accomplish with your work?
If someone likes a picture I’ve made or would like a print then that’s enough for me.

How have others reacted to your work?
On the whole not particularly well.

What do you want others to take away from your work?
Anything but nothing.

Interview with Collage Artist, Shaun Keenan on Jung Katz
Interview with Collage Artist, Shaun Keenan on Jung Katz

What, if anything, would you tell your younger self?
I’d tell myself to confront my phobia of time travel head on. Don’t talk to strangers. Pop a shark in formaldehyde. Steer clear of British disc jockeys. Steer clear of British glam rock stars. Steer clear of Australian children’s TV presenters.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
Never leapfrog a unicorn.

Any words of wisdom to aspiring artists who want to pursue a similar career?
Never leapfrog a unicorn.

Interview with Collage Artist, Shaun Keenan on Jung Katz
Interview with Collage Artist, Shaun Keenan on Jung Katz

Have any future aspirations that you’d like to share?
I haven’t got any that I wouldn’t like to share.

What’s your dream project?
I’d like to make a little ball (any colour) that when you throw it up it doesn’t come back down.

What art supplies do you use?
An iPad.

Follow Shaun Keenan on Twitter.

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