What is the medium you most like to work in?
Mostly in acrylic paints and ink on canvas, but I love anything that pushes me out of that comfort zone as well - toy mods, paste-ups, printmaking, sculpture, silver smithing, whatever.
What are your thoughts about the medium of the paste-up?
I love the ephemeral nature of the paste-up. They're quick to put up, messy, fun, and anyone can do it - the only limits are what you can imagine and how strong your paste is.
ARTIST: REBECCA MURPHY
Tell us about your studio/where you make your art.
My studio is a little beachside flat in Sydneys southern suburbs, which I share with a bluetongue called Trouble. It's always changing, and looks pretty chaotic most of the time, with every available surface covered in pots of paint, sketches, and random art crap (power tools, glass taxidermy eyes, reference books, anything I might use). There's a very loose kind of organization to it all. I used to move around pretty regularly, wanderlust style, but once I walked in the door here I stopped moving and got busy creating.
What will you be sending us for this year's PASTE MODERNISM?
Two decent sized hand painted pieces. The first is a raw hearted girl, riffing on the piece I did for PM3. The second is a satiated sekhmet, the egyptian lion goddess whose bloodlust was only quenched after being tricked into drinking a river nile full of wine. So basically a sexy drunk cat lady.
What other projects/exhibitions/events are coming up for you soon?
The 30th Anniversary Screaming Hand art show, which I am so stoked to have been invited to mod a screaming hand sculpture for, is in Melbourne right now, then touring on to Japan and onwards.
Push/Pop/Kick : Adaptions of Skate Culture group show is about to open on another leg of its tour as well, at Valkarie Gallery in Colorado.
I'm working on a couple of collab pieces with Deanist - one featuring his tiger and another featuring one of my girls, which are going to look amazing.
I did some artwork for 100 Squared which I think was just installed, paste-up style, in their Melbourne space by Toby of Just Another Agency. And I'm planning on expanding my #rebeccamurphyintype project to include the whole alphabet. That's gonna be pretty fun.