Christopher Nielsen’s weathered surfaces take inspiration from vintage design. Tin toys, Mexican wrestlers, Route 66, Matchboxes, Medical Charts and Indian Goddesses all jostle for attention amongst the flotsam and jetsam in his flip-top head. These textured images have been adopted by wineries, zoo’s, radio stations and fish mongers from around the globe. He toils by lamplight in a warehouse studio in Surry Hills, Sydney surrounded by wooden bunnies, Chinese masks and several other very odd illustrators.
Place of Birth:
Currently Living in:
Train, bus, bike, or other:
½ train, ½ car …a TRAR!
What's the most important object in your studio?
My highly uncool folk art paints. More commonly used by part time plate painting and scrap book enthusiasts when they have a spare moment between macrame classes.
Paper or Plastic?
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
Stuart McLachlan. Oh is he still around?
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.
Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?
Coz you don’t wanna bake im'!
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
If he was Wood-Chuck Norris? Like heaps.
Favourite client so far?
I love you all. Thankyouverymuchgoodnight.
Favourite imaginary client?
All those clients with ginormous budgets and open briefs. C'mon everyone, open up your briefs!
How does your mother describe your profession?
Coffee or tea?
Coffee and keep it comin' sugar.
What's your earliest drawing memory?
Amusing ladies with on-the-spot portraits in my mum’s hairdressing salon.
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
Best time for working on roughs and conceptual jobs.
All images contain invisible and trackable digital watermarks.
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