Company/Organization: LEISURE THIEF
Education: Alberta College of Art: drawing major - graduated w/ honours, 1993
Describe your work:
I have been consumed by a fantastic world of bottled colour. I delight in fluorescent, iridescent and metallic inks in addition to the full CMYK spectrum. Vaguely surreal or metaphysical in nature, I ooze and scratch blobs and lines into colourful demons, monsters and spirits. I leave them to twist and drift in minimal or non-existent contexts. Paper is an ever-present element in my work as I attempt to preserve expanses of it untouched in the compositions. My visual art practice is quite portable and travels with me to day job lunch breaks, improvised music shows, commuting on the ferry or plane - anywhere I can find a sweet spot to open my book of paper and bag of markers.
Inspirations: Music, the human form (particularly faces and hands)
Awards or Recognition: Published in Vancouver Review, Front Magazine, Subterranean
Future Projects/Goal: Self Employment through music and art
What is one word that describes your artist style? Plastic
How did you get started working with Rollout? Through a friend's recommendation for the Alibi Room launch.
Please list a few cool or inspirational websites you visit and love:
Youtube / Wikipedia / Myspace
What resources do you use for creating your work? Opus / Itoya / DeSerres / Tokyu Hands
Can you share any of your secret tips?
The faster you work the better the results (ie: don't overwork it)
What did your parents want you to be instead of an artist?
I was supported in the pursuit of art.
Is there a piece of art you wished you had created, and why?
Chad VanGaalen - Molten Light
What gets you excited about tomorrow? Possibility.
How would you refer to the current artistic style and mindset you live in today?
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