San Francisco artist Kim Frohsin talks to Alexandra Tursi about her latest explorations, clears the air about her association with the Bay Area Figurative School, talks about publishing her first book of art, and details the personal relationships that come from working closely with models.
“I’m trying to get back to a carefree creative mindset. It’s hard when the realities of adulthood rear their ugly heads.”
“I believe in terms of feelings about music, music remains constant, fundamental to consciousness. I cannot imagine life without music!”
“It’s the closest thing to a religion for many people I know. With music you get less guilt and violence.”
“Music justifies things very gently, and it combines well with other things to make up one’s public identity.”
“I’ve always done whatever I can do, and cartooning is one of those things, a natural form of expression after reading all those paperback Charlie Brown books.”
“I tend to respond to forces around me. In New York, I was feeling really divorced from nature, feeling that I wanted to do a series where I returned to nature, so I decided to explore my feeling of being isolated.”
“If you can be so passionate about something that you’re a nerd, then that is infectious. But if you like something just to the point of excluding others, then you suck.”