Academics, historians, archaelogists, all of them – they struggled for years to uncover the true facts behind the work of this artist. Who was the person behind these remarkable works that were beloved by fans and valued by clients all over the world? Who was the genius behind the mask? A conference was held in which experts debated possible theories – could their talent have been explained by the fact that they were secretly a collective? Or a front for an underground sweatshop? Or perhaps they were bestowed with imagemaking powers as their home planet crumbled to pieces and they were sent to earth to keep us safe, with pictures? These were all possible. Then there was the other guy, in the corner, who suggested that maybe they just didn’t give us a bio. He was laughed out of the room, and the rest of the experts met in the bar for drinks.
Place of Birth:
Currently Living in:
Currently Living in: Train, bus, bike, or other:
Bike or car. Or legs.
What's the most important object in your studio?
My favourite eraser.
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?
Favourite client so far?
Michi Girl, and Chinese Vogue.
Favourite imaginary client?
Eley Kishimoto, or Japanese Vogue.
How does your mother describe your profession?
She will probably start showing you books and clippings of my work! She’s my number one fan!
Coffee or tea?
What's your earliest drawing memory?
A snowman (very weird as I grew up in snowless Melbourne). I remember drawing a green one in kindergarten and putting his smoking pipe straight up between his eyes because I hadn’t learnt how to draw in perspective yet. It crossed over his carrot nose, it didn’t look good.
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
Quietly drinking coffee.
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