Interview with: THE MASSIVE
Location : Sydney City.
What is the medium you most like to work in?
My favourite medium is wet concrete, it's timeless, it's still brings me the same joy writing my name in fresh concrete now as it did when I was a tiny boy.
What are your thoughts about the medium of the paste-up?
The pasteup is a great entry point to street art, low risk, super quick application time, and you can always remove it if you're caught red handed. In the context of paste modernism it's awesome, virtual unknowns can exhibit alongside some of the biggest names in the world.
Tell us about your studio/where you make your art.
I haven't really had a studio as such for a few years now, I make my art on the run, and I try to work in different mediums and at a wide variety of scales, so it depends on the brief, one day I'll be working at my mates jewellery studio, another day I'll be in a welding workshop, at other times I'll send files to Mumbai for vectoring or be getting something made in China, my most frequently used workspace is my van, loaded with paint and ladders so as to facilitate the use of my favourite canvas, the street.
What will you be sending us for this year's PASTE MODERNISM?
There will be a classic black and white comic book cover graphic I made earlier in the year, with some hand coloured elements and some oversized full colour character appropriations, if you wanna know more than that you'll have to come to the show...
What other projects/exhibitions/events are coming up for you soon?
This week is the screaming hand show celebrating the 30th anniversary of the legendary graphic by Jim Phillips, which is an exciting honour to be a part of. I'm working on a sculpt of my can character, and still working on my little apartment here in sydney, the next big project for that is with Bei Bad Girl, together we're gonna convert my bathroom into a Kawaii as fuck "Bei-throom" and you thought women spent a long time in your bathroom ? Wait for this....