Beastman tells us more about his influences and his working process in a cool interview.
Every week, I bring you a selection of some of the best actors of the Street Art movement.
This week, Australian artist Beastman.
More about the Australian street artist.
PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
I have lived and worked in Sydney all my life. I make pictures that I like, both small and large, in the studio and on the street.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
My work is influenced by the beauty and symbolism behind nature’s repetitive, symmetric, geometric patterns and organic lines, my paintings depict an alternate world of hope and survival.
PLEASE SHARE WITH US YOUR WORKING PROCESS
I wake up, eat breakfast, check my emails, make phone calls, then spend the rest of the day working on whatever im working on at the time. It could be a painting, a mural, an illustration, sketching ideas for future paintings, graphic design, curating an exhibition, blogging etc etc. That’s my working process everyday.
HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR ART
No not really, only a bit when painting a wall. If the wall is a certain size or shape or whatever… sometimes you change your work to fit into or work with the space.
WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
I am influenced by the other artists I work with in my studio:
- Max Berry
- Mark Alsweiler
Some other artists I love are:
- Richard Colman
- Mark Whalen
- Trent Whitehead
- Jim Houser
- James Reka
- Bruno 9Li
- Barry Mcgee
There are so many amazing artists out there!
ANY LAST WORD?
Lookout for my latest solo show of new style work in Sydney in December 2011.