LISA KING
Interview with the Adelaide artist

Interview with the inspiring Australian female artist Lisa King.

Recently I told you about Lisa King last show Fanciful Faces.
I’m back for more, with an interview and more artworks.
The artist did a lot of successful shows recently and will come to visit me in the island of gods in December.
See you there mate.
More about the Australian female artist Lisa King.

Portrait of Lisa King creating a street artwork

Portrait of Lisa King creating a street artwork

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
My name is Lisa King. I am 29 years old, I currently weigh 45 kilos, I can drink like a 45 year old man, I have a neck tattoo of something that resembles symmetry (yet not one on the other side), I am very much a lady that loves wearing black, I recently fell in love with the visual representation on the hindu religion (however as yet has not made its way into the influence of my work) and I hold a beautiful compulsive disorder where I have to be learning new things all the time. Either that or drinking too much wine. My name is Lisa.

Series of three gorgeous artworks exhibited

Series of three gorgeous artworks exhibited

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
I usually get in trouble for saying cross medium, but today i dont care. Im way too much of a baby in this game to be knowing exactly what the fuck Im actually doing. So… Im a cross medium artist. I work in the areas of oil painting, sculpture and woodwork and would probably label myself as a low brow painter that is paving a path to a career in fine art. Hectic much?

Sculpture installation for an exhibition

Sculpture installation for an exhibition

PLEASE SHARE WITH US YOUR WORKING PROCESS
I have recently just finished two small solo shows in a few underground bars in Adelaide. The pieces mostly consisting of woodwork and oil paint on longboards, along with some portrait drawings, paintings and prints. Up next Is my very first Gallery solo show, which will be at Magazine in Adelaide, end of November. The work will be a deeper investigation to the process I am working on at the moment; Start with drawing a portrait, sculpt it on a deck, add some woodwork, make some oil paintings and print some stuff here and their. The primary piece for this show however will be the very first large scale oil painting that I have done on canvas. Its a self portrait, a wanky one at that so i wont delve too much. From here i head to Bali, make way to melbourne for some change, hopefully get a residency in Paris for three months and return home for a big fat exhibition titled The French Connection. Downtown LA with the Guys who sponsor me from Loaded Longboards in CA is on the table also. Plans always change though.

Drawing by the Australian artist Lisa King

Drawing by the Australian artist Lisa King

HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR ART
The environment in my head? Im actually a bit of a hermit, so if you can call my apartment an environment then I say… mediocre! The balcony is perfect for the morning coffee and the lounge with the internet gives me all the investigation I need for my influences and updates on the world but besides that Its pretty low key. No plants and landscape thats for sure! Of course I have all the art on my walls and my canvas in front of me which is pretty damn sweet but the city generally does not give me too much, I mean well besides the pub and the regular pissheads. My work is very much people based and as much as i love the characters in this town, im ready to travel, meet new folk and be in fresh environments that do influence me a little more.

Artwork installation based on customized spay-cans

Artwork installation based on customized spay-cans

WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
Brett Whiteley, Bill Henson, Mark Ryden, Sam Flores, Os Gemeos, my parents, Alonso Sanchez, Miss Van, Camille Rose Garcia, Kathie Olivas, Ron English… to name a few. I would probably throw Andy Warhol in their for being a dick…

Lisa King artwork detail

Lisa King artwork detail

ANY LAST WORD?
Yeah, more people should: watch less TV, drink more alcohol, eat only when hungry, take more influence from simpler and healthier ways of life, give more money to the less fortunate in the world, and try to seek more innate happiness.

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