My ideal woman is someone nice, likes animals, and accepts my flaws.
Share with me your most memorable dream.
I have a reoccurring dream that I can levitate. I jump into the air and remain there as if I have control over gravity. I also have a dream that I’m at the beach, and there is a giant monster wave coming in from the ocean. The dream creates a feeling of terror and awe.
In your childhood, what really inspire you to draw?
Comic books, movies, animals, and anything sci-fi or fantasy.
What will you never accept in American modern culture, style of life?
Mostly dreams and imagination
Do you feel that 99% one day will change their imagination?
I am very proud of the support for the Occupy Wall Street movement in this country. The 99% are standing up for justice and democracy in a big way and that is awesome. I hope to travel to New York in the near future to show my solidarity for the cause.
What do you want that people remember about you after you death?
Hopefully people will remember me as a nice guy.
What is your phobia?
I am a hypochondriac. I also have a lot of anxiety when flying in an airplane.
What is the worst comment that you have heard about your art work?
That it sucks.
Which is better for artist: famous or loneliness?
Famous; being lonely is no fun.
Can art save us from suicide?
Honestly, I do not know.
If somebody doesn’t like you, how do you react?
It bothers me. I would be lying if I said I didn’t care.
Jeff Koons sells his art for ten million dollars. What is the essence of creativity and the artist?
I think the essence of creativity varies from person to person. It’s a matter of finding your influences and daydreaming about them.
Would you put your art in a charity auction?
Yes, charity is very important.
What do you know about life at 100%?
Nothing. I think in most cases, though, if you work hard and are a good person, you will be rewarded.
Where do you see yourself 20 years from now?
With more grey hair.
With more grey hair.
I met Jason Herr on the night of the New 2012, at Nicole S. Wahby’s home where the door is always open for interesting and creative people. I thought to spend New Year alone but when I decided to go for a visit in this spacious and cluttered apartment with pictures of art, I felt to change my mind.
He was restrained and cultured. He was simple and opened minded person at first look. He is one of the few people who showed me that simplicity of character and behavior does not impoverish the skill in the art.
This is how I decided to transfer it from one world to another, from one language to another. His work is immersed in a fantastic world of our unconscious.
Stop and say hello today, with the strange monsters and anthropomorphic animals in human clothes, with human flaws.