andrew szobody


All good work must be two things: sincere and critical. There are many ways of saying that.


My own work constantly jumps between sincerity and criticality, as if it is suspended in the movement between the two that some whole perspective might be found.


Perhaps parallel to sincerity and criticality are desire and restraint – the best sort of restraint. In my work I often think about desire versus the limitations of the self and of a situation. Often the situation can be most readily described in art-historical terms.


I think if sincerity and criticality are handled properly as an object is made, there follows a very special kind of excitement – one that is inevitable when a person witnesses what has been called β€œthe happening of the Idea.”* It is this excitement which drives me to make work.







*Alain Badiou, 15 Theses on Contemporary Art

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