Our “Something Big Something Small” ends on a positive note with the conceptual artist Brendon Fowler. Arriving at Art Basel Miami 2009 with too much artwork — double the amount that fit in his booth — he began the fair with “complete apocalypse-level credit-card debt,” but managed to sell out his whole show. T visited him in his room at the Nada Art Fair, where he sighed with debt-free relief. […]
In this intimate video, directed by Crystal Moselle, Fowler reveals not only his triumphs during Basel but also the demons he has fought along the way. “I feel like it’s a good thing to talk about,” he says of his obsessive-compulsive disorder. “I spent so many years feeling so alone.” In order to face down his condition, he furiously creates in different mediums, including performance- or object-based work.
Something Big, Something Small (NY Times)