By: Jarred De Palo
Photo by: Andre Lippard
20 Questions w/ Andre Lippard
1/1) What does your creative process consist of? Any rituals/habits/superstitions?
AL) My creative process consists of getting a cup of coffee, cranking up the tunes, sitting in my chair, smelling the paint, choosing a canvas off the wall and jumping in. I’m not superstitious, but I do keep a routine so that I don’t get distracted.
1/1) What is the biggest challenge you face in making art? How do you work through it?
AL) Eliminating distractions. How do you work through it? I turn the volume up on my music.
1/1) What drives you to create? What do you hope to achieve?
AL) Sharing art to look inside limitless possibilities. Sharing my paintings is sharing my mind. I want to continue to make great art.
1/1) Any guilty pleasures or dirty little secrets?
AL) Guilty pleasures and dirty little secrets are best kept as secrets!
1/1) What is your earliest art-related memory? Who/What gave you the art bug?
AL) My earliest art related memory was doodling and drawing with my older brother. Art runs deep in my family.
1/1) You’re stuck in an elevator for 24 hours. Who would you want to be with and why?
AL) If I was stuck in an elevator for 24 hours, the correct answer here would be my girlfriend, but I would want to have Pearl Jam with me.
1/1) What’s the last piece of art you purchased?
AL) The last piece of art I purchased was “VS.” on vinyl.
1/1) What’s for dinner?
1/1) What are the biggest changes to the Denver/Boulder art scene that you’ve seen over the years?
AL) The biggest changes I’ve seen to the Denver/Boulder art seen over the years has to be the expansion into the River North district and its trickling affect.
1/1) Are there any artists local or otherwise that you enjoy following?
AL) I’ve been honored to discover so many great artists. Just a couple that come to mind, though, are C.T. Nelson and Michael Ortiz.
1/1) What is the best advice you can give to young/emerging artists?
AL) The best advice I could give to any artist is to never stop making art
1/1) What especially fascinates you outside of art? Any secret talents/passions?
AL) I have a giant G.I. Joe collection that I wish I had more time to play with.
1/1) Are you a member of a gallery?
AL) I’m a co-curator and permanent artist showing at the Art Lounge in Wheat Ridge.
1/1) Tell the world about a time you totally screwed something up!
AL) A really good artist doesn’t see mistakes, but rather an opportunity to improve his craft.
1/1) What is something most people don’t know about you?
AL) Most people don’t know that I’m deaf in my left ear.
1/1) Rep your hood!
AL) Native of Lakewood…born and raised.
1/1) How do you feel about whales?
AL) I think there should be whales and we should stop killing them.
1/1) What is your biggest regret and why?
AL) Not making more art.
1/1) Ever poop your pants as an adult?
AL) Refer to question number 4!
1/1) If you could choose one superhero power, what would it be and why?
AL) I’d want to be immortal.