According to Amy Globus, inspiration draws from every corner of life. At Artsy, we’ve been captivated by her multi-sensory audio visuals, and after our brief chat—by the artist, herself.
Artsy: Who tried to talk you out of pursuing a career as an artist, and why did you persevere?
Amy Globus: Growing up in a progressive household in Manhattan I didn’t receive much resistance when trying to pursue a career in art. From the age of four I had been participating in art shows and using all of my time to paint, draw, sculpt… Art has been the constant in my life. If, at some point, someone had tried to talk me out of it I would have just brushed it off.
Artsy: What tools are essential to your practice as an artist (anything from the Internet to paintbrushes to a particular Pandora station to create the perfect atmosphere)?
AG: Everything is essential: Inspiration draws from every corner of life… music… television… dance… comedy… film… However, when I enter my studio, I have my playlist of the day ready to go on Spotify… a browser window open on my computer and coffee brewing in the pot.
Artsy: As you know, the Whitney is soon to open a new location, which has been coined the “Whitney of the Future”. What does the future of art look like?
AG: “There is no future. There is no past. Do you see? Time is simultaneous, an intricately structured jewel that humans insist on viewing one edge at a time, when the whole design is visible in every facet.” ― Alan Moore, Watchmen
Artsy: Who is your dream collector?
AG: Someone who really understands and values my work.
Find Globus’s work in the Whitney Art Party Sale.