As I look to move into a new home, the thought has crossed my mind to find the new feel for the art that will be in this space, on my walls, there for all to see. I'm a big boy now and live 1500 miles from the parents, the nieces and nephews, the siblings. I have a chance to be creative, no holds barred, and not worry about anyone else besides me accepting what I place on my walls. Time to stretch out and exhale and I feel art in a home helps create a great atmosphere to breathe in, to live in, to love in.
Medium.com just recently shared an inspirational interview. Gareth Johnson poked the creativity of Mike Bliss and elaborated on the author's love, creativity, and next projects. I wanted to know more about the art and the artist as it was something that I could see finding a place in my home. Here are some of the questions and answers from the interview.
What are the subjects that most appeal to you?
I’m so lucky to be able to get excited by a whole wide range of subjects. The themes that are more frequent in my work are love, lust, religion, fame, sex, kinky sex, fetish wear, obsession, hate, and broken hearts. That’s the work I do for me — commissions are very different. I love that, it stretches me. Commissions make me a better artist.
Okay, this is kinda hot.
Is your target audience primarily gay men?
They are my audience and they are so amazing to me. The support I get from my gay buyers is outstanding! It wasn’t targeted though. My artwork is always informed by my life, so the gay community can relate easily to it. I’m sure the glitter and naked men can’t hurt. I have buyers in America that commission art regularly, but it’s not the gay themed work. They love my style, which easily translates to other subjects.
And everyone is fair game in pop culture and pop art.
Your image of Prince Harry has always attracted a lot of attention, are you planning a special wedding day version?
I’m always amazed about the reach of that artwork. It continues to introduce my work to a wider audience. There are two new Harry artworks that I’ve done to celebrate his big day. One is pretty dirty, it’s an idea I’ve had for months so I needed to get it out of my head. I’ll decide what to do with it later.
Well now we cannot wait to see more of his work.
For more on the interview and Mike's answers to the questions pasted below, head over to Medium.com
When did you start to explore your passion for art?
What are some of the things that you’re currently getting excited about?
What are some of the things that are currently making you angry?
What are some of your priorities for 2018?
And for a way to own some of Mike Bliss, well his art, go to https://www.redbubble.com/people/mikesbliss/shop