An interview with Tom Ellis.
For me the issue is how to create art in what I see as a context of all-embracing nihilsm. I draw my imagery from imagination and direct perception, from mass media and the history of art, and then use it to ask what, if anything, might constitute valid artistic expression. In a world overflowing with images, nothing and everything is a worthwhile subject. I believe this loss of absolute value reflects a wider loss of cultural meaning and value in society as a whole. Perhaps we are living in an age of emptiness or perhaps we are beginning to live beyond an age of emptiness.