Interview with André Kutscherauer
Q. You also do the web designing, flash content creation and 3d. So, which thing you enjoy the most, easy/difficult to do and what are different challenges?
Of course I enjoy 3d the most. The relation between arts and techniques is much more creative in this case. But web design (especially flash) is a welcome alternation although the technically part is more distinct here. A website stays an active content and must be updated with every new release. A picture is just finished at some point. A website interface is aesthetical not as free as a picture, because you should put the focus on user friendliness. (Form follows function) Pictures are much more free to design. I like both themes.
Q. Tell us something about your artwork Dandelion of screws. From where you get the inspiration and actually what’s going on in your mind?
It was a clearly aesthetically decision to create this picture. Again I was on a search for interesting elements and found a simple screw. With this picture I liked to create an interesting motive without any story. It just should look interesting. Actually there are some further ideas in my mind and I will now have to filter the best ideas out to be able to put it in my rare spare time.
Q. Of all of your artwork, which piece is your personal favorite and why?
To judge your own pictures is quite hard, but I will try it. Dandelion of screws I like from an aesthetic point of view the most. Because there is no story but there is something else interesting. Self illumination is my favorite content wise. There are a lot of possibilities to interpret a story in this piece. The main statement could be totally positive on the one hand or tragically negative on the other hand. Every spectator does put it own meaning into this picture. That’s a kind of interaction that I like very much!
Q. What is one piece of advice you would give to any artist looking to get into 3D?
To learn modeling is hard, I know it! But it’s really worth it! In a few months you will achieve a level where you can render nearly everything you can imagine! Keep this though in your head, while teaching yourself! That will motivate you over the time! I had never a school or somebody that teaches me in 3d! You can really learn everything autodidactic!
Q. Are you working on any projects currently? If so, what are they?
Currently I’m working on an update of my website and on some pictures. I got a lot of ideas but nearly no time after work. But as said I will try to filter out ideas to put the focus on the best and to fit it into my less spare time.
Q. What are your hobbies and please describe your free time, if you have any?
I have to say that this pictures and my website is my hobby. I got no time for other things at the moment. But that’s Ok. Some time ago my hobby was composing songs. But in the last years I just found my passion in pictures.
Q. Anything you like to add? It is your chance now to state your opinion about anything.
Always do remember that all the high complex cg programs are just like the hammer of a sculptor! It depends on how you will use it! It doesn’t count how quickly you click and how much shortcuts you know – it only does count where you click and how abstract you are able to think. If there’s no button that does the function you search for it doesn’t mean that you can’t do it with that program…
Andre's Website: www.ak3d.de