Answer page by Ian Davenport
In each issue of new publication The-Art-Form, six artists fill in a form about their working life, with the opportunity to present their answers as artworks…
The first issue of the limited edition magazine, founded by artist and designer Andrew Townsend, features artists Ian Davenport, Peter Liversidge, Rana Begum, Dan Baldwin, Michael Reisch and Paul Insect.
As The-Art-Form‘s editor and creative director, Townsend puts a series of questions to the selected artists and runs their answers as they supply them, following on from a brief biographical text on each.
“I wanted to create an art publication that focused on the artist and their work,” says Townsend, “giving them the freedom to talk about their work, free from critique or a writer’s opinion. Using direct questions to get to the heart of the artist’s practice.”
Intro pages about Rana Begum
Answer pages by Rana Begum
The ‘form’ asks the practitioners to describe their working process, chart influences and inspirations and also includes the ponderer: ‘Why do you make art?’
“One of the instructions on the form that was sent to the artists was ‘Make the form your own, sketch, stick and paint’,” says Townsend. “The artists featured certainly made the form their own, each form returned was completely different and helped reflect their work and personality.”
The-Art-Form is available from the-art-form.com. It is published as a perfect bound limited edition (1,000) and costs £10.
Answer pages by Dan Baldwin
Intro pages on Michael Reisch
Intro pages on Peter Liversidge
Intro pages on Paul Insect
Answer pages by Paul Insect