Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Caleb Hahne
#62: Caleb Hahne
Only 21 years old, artist Caleb Hahne is a classic draftsman who's not afraid to explore new digital media, while still embracing the same tools artists have been using for hundreds of years. A member of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design's 2014 class and one of the last residents at the belated ShowPen house in the Art District on Santa Fe, he's also the kind of kid who jumps headlong into things, including mural painting and showing work in lots of exhibits; Hahne's already gaining national attention, all while carving out a solid place in the Denver scene. How does the art world look from his youthful vantage point at the top of the world? Keep reading to find out.
Westword: If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?
Caleb Hahne, "Temporal Surplus."
Caleb Hahne: I would love to collaborate with Goya. I'm inspired by the diversity in his work and how the execution of the paintings changed. It would be amazing to see what parts of my brain would open up.
Who in the world is interesting to you right now, and why?
There's this musician named Willis Earl Beal from Chicago who carries himself with a narcissistic charm. His voice is unique and haunting; he does whatever he wants, and I love it. It's incredible when someone is having fun with what they're doing; you can tell he's doing exactly that.
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