Welcome to 5 Questions. Each week, we’re sending five questions to an artist featured in Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Jenyu Wang.

 


 

What are you trying to communicate with your work?

In retrospect, it feels as if I’ve been pushing EPs out there for years, all of them love songs. So far my message has been about sharing intense desires and their loss. 

What is an artist’s responsibility?

Hmm. Always wondered if art and responsibility were compatible, or mutually exclusive. The supremely difficult challenge for me has been to stay passionate, stay argumentative, yet stay tender (big Jenny Holzer fan). Those eventually become my responsibilities to my practice. 

Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)? 

Is… this a trick question? In response, I made this (see image) just now. Let me tell you if it’s the greatest in one second—

 

Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:

I’ve wanted a tattoo for years. It is really not happening. 

Who are three artists we should know but probably don’t?

Deborah StratmanRumiko Takahashi (manga artist), Sasha Grey (everyone knows her, though).

 

—The ArtSlant Team


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