The Hero’s Journey of Gehard Demetz

What is the best thing that I love about my work? That I can give my best and my inner

What is my idea of perfect happiness? When everything goes as I want it to be

What is my greatest fear? The  lack of well-being of my family.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? The difficulty of expressing myself in words.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? None and many.

What is my greatest extravagance? Swedish snus

On what occasion would I lie? For my family’s safety 

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? The physical effort.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? My first personal show in New York at the Jack Shainman gallery

If I could, what would I change about myself? Nothing

What is my greatest achievement in work? To be able to make a living at it. 

What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me? That I have the liberty of creating my own thing.

Where would I most like to live? At home.

What is my most treasured possession? My family

What is my most marked characteristic? Irony and ambiguity

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? The mountains.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? At home at the table with the whole family.

What books influenced my life and how? At the beginning philosophical ones as Nietzsche, Epicurus….Rudolf Steiner has supported me to my current artistic work.

Who are my favorite writers? Boris Groys, Rudolf Steiner, Stieg Larsson….

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last dayMozart

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Goldrake in my childhood

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Doctors and their staff

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? There are so many…. Koyaanisqatsi would be one of them.

What role plays art in my life and work? Art influences every single moment of my day.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My wife

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? With Werner Herzog

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? El Anatsui, Anish Kapoor ……

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? On new works in resin.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? At the Palazzo Reale in Mantova ( Italy)

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? It is my every day life and it gives me the tranquility for my old age

Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story? Walter Moroder

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