Amanda Charchian is a highly talented sculptor, photographer, painter and musician who was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.
Amanda Charchian Film
Amanda Charchian Photography
Interview by Emma Kathan.
WHAT DID YOU DISLIKE ABOUT GOING TO ART SCHOOL?
Most of my teachers came from the 1970′s CalArts conceptual art world, so they had us deconstruct everything we did in terms of the material being the message. So if I used marble it had to be about social class, ancient sculpture, heaviness, etc. There was this idea that there’s nothing in the work that couldn’t relate to why you made it. Intuition was never enough of a reason.