New Interview | JAKOB BOKULICH
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Victoria Adelaide: When did you first become interested in art?
Jakob Bokulich:
I’ve been interested in art for as long as I can remember. When I was a child, I was obsessed with drawing. I did my first oil painting when I was 12. I grew up in a pretty rigid religious family. However, my parents loved classical art, so, as a child, I found a sense of freedom and a way to express that through painting and art. At that time, my family’s house burned down, and with eight children, my parents had to find different places for all of us to stay. My brother and I stayed for a while at an artist’s house; his name is Art Danner. He showed me his studio, the way he worked, and that cemented the idea that I wanted to be an artist. I bought a small canvas, one tube of black paint, one tube of white paint, and I did my first painting.

 

VA: I’m sure this artist had a significant impact on you; besides him, which artists inspired you the most?
JB: He was very important at the time. I had two teachers from whom I learned tremendously: Charles Wolters…

 

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