KILL PIXIE
Interview with the Australian artist

Kill Pixie interview

“After watching Kill Pixie burning his fingers and his mindframe to the bone, those of us in his immediate vicinity took it upon ourselves to shed some light into this already luminous world of him, just so you know that everything is a-okay.
Jaime Fazackerley is a filmmaker of independent skateboarding films, and wears pants that are hemmed to show his socks.
George Ribbon recently arrived on our couch, or rather the pull out mattress, from his hometown of NYC, where he is a photographer.
Brett Chan is a futurist, who recently released the film ruthless, he just set up a new board, where he customized a shane cross graphic.”

Brett Chan

CAN YOU GIVE US A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON YOURSELF?
Killpixie: I live in Sydney.
Jaime: Killpixie likes to climb up on big backgrounds where citizens can see his finesse. Lately he has been in the cave concocting artwork for the indoor audience.

Kill Pixie characters

Kill Pixie characters

YOU’LL HAVE A SHOW IN MELBOURNE IN FEBRUARY, WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
Jaime: It’s all about communication and little men running around with shoes.
Killpixie: It’s called ‘EVERYTHINGS A-OK’ and opens on the 20th of Feb at Until Never Gallery, Hosier Lane, Melbourne. New Works and installation. Also it’s the launch of my book Kill Communication.
Brett Chan: On a greater level these works speak of the transormation of things, the osmosis of worlds. The flux of min-sets or internal circumstances. A comment on this pinball game we are all playing.
George: It’s all about destruction. Trucks, walls, roller doors, rooftops, this kind of destruction is in the past. Killpixie is now watching forward, seeing the swarms of creatures destroying themselves, their idols, their ability to see and understand what is right in front of them. And selling paintings.

Mark Whalen painting

Mark Whalen painting

WHAT STUDIO PAINTING AND COMMISSIONED EXHIBITIONS ALLOWS/BRINGS YOU THAT STREET ACTION WOULDN’T, AND VICE VERSA?
Killpixie: It allows me to explore and create more thought out and detailed work rather than my street work which is more quick and simple.

YOU WORK IN CHINA HEIGHTS, WHICH IS AN OPEN SPACE STUDIO IN SYDNEY. HOW THE INTERACTIONS WITH THE OTHER ARTISTS INFLUENCE YOUR PRODUCTION?
Killpixie: No I dont work at China Heights but I have worked with them on projects in the past and had openings with them, they are great to work with and they are supporting good things in the art world.

Sketch book by the artist

Sketch book by the artist

APART FROM THAT, WHO AND WHAT INSPIRE YOU?
Killpixie: I get inspired from different styles of folk art/folklore, cutlures and influences from the past, and different pattern and linear illustration styles.
Brett: Killpixie dreams of scapes.
Of paths to negate.
In realms that carry
More so than the lesser.
A magnitude in weight.

artwork by Mark Whalen aka Kill Pixie

Artwork by Mark Whalen aka Kill Pixie

WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO AFTER THIS INTERVIEW?
Killpixie: Painting.
Brett: If we are fortunate enough, killpixie might be around long enough to clean up the dishes, and allow us an unravelling thread into our world that surrrounds us.
George: Watch me get stoned, eat candy and watch movies.
Jaime: Business men they drink my beer, and they paint my earth, none of them knowing what any of this is worth.

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