1. What’s your story? Where are you from?
I’m from Melbourne! I’ve always been creative but in misc. directions. I started the name Studiofridays because I was able to coax my full-time job to give me a day off, you guessed it, on a Friday. I originally rented out an art studio for writing but I found that using $2 shop paints and drawing on magazines I’d stockpiled for years way more fun.
2. Tell us about your aesthetic.
I like to take the shapes and composition of I don’t see myself as a ‘bright’ nor bubbly person which is why I find it really strange that I’m drawn to fluoros and neons. I think I like them because they’re just so eye-catching and colours
3. What is your favourite medium and why?
There’s something incredibly satisfying about a huge glob of paint. Acrylics, paint markers, chalk markers, window markers, markers!
4. What is your artistic process like?
I’d like to say I see a cool picture and draw years of artistic inspiration and brood for hours on its place in the world, its composition and the bigger picture and ‘like, life man’ – but actually I have so many magazines stockpiled for that one time I thought I’d read them but now I just pull out all the fashion editorials and doodle on them.
5. Who and/or what inspires your work?
Films & powerful cinematography, all sorts of artists, designers and photographers that push boundaries or just shift your perspective with something simple. Opulent, ridiculous fashion editorials that go back to past aesthetics; 80s fashion and aesthetics. Love that neon.
6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?
Art is everything. It’s thought-provoking, playful, a way of communicating without consequences, it subverts expectations, it challenges my thoughts and perspective. It’s a constant flow of inspiration seeing new art or new ways of doing things.
7. Where did you study?
Swinburne uni (melbourne) doing Media and Communication – I currently work in marketing.
8. Where do you see yourself in five years?
I’m off to go travelling in November so here’s hoping I’m still around the world doing that.
9. What about in ten?
See above, but with more money from art.
10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?
At the very least: to catch their eye and at least make them think about, something, anything, even to be like ‘wow cool’. And at the most: to get people to dye their leg hairs.
11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?
umm, all food?? Chips
12. Favourite book?
Big fan of Bret Easton Ellis. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
13. Favourite genre of music?
Christian death metal.
14. What are your hobbies?
TV shows, watching movies, doodling on images, taking photos,
15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
I feel like it’s already a big call to say I’m an artist, but I think I’d be a totally different person if I weren’t trying to pursue art in one way or another.