Sketchpad Artist: Curse 273
Curse 273 is one of the twenty Outhouse artists who have produced a limited edition sketchpad cover for us. They produced a cover for our A3 280gsm Bristol Board. We spoke about their work, inspirations and how they got involved with Outhouse.
Tell us a bit about the idea behind your sketchbook cover?
It is a part of a collection of pieces I did called “MotherGods” that were based on the thought that the Universe is not a singular thing and is a female act of creation. She is called Lucia and she holds the light.
How did you get involved with Outhouse?
I knew Tasha Whittle and Benjamino from a live art night I run (Best Joined Up) and from the Sketch City Nights in Mancs and they kindly invited me over to paint.
How would you describe your work?
Mostly as nocturnal scratches that arrive uninvited and take a long time leaving.
What inspires you?
Sleep Deprivation. Long train journeys. Sitting alone in pubs far from home.
Who is your favourite artist or maker?
Its a three horse race between Moebius , Vaughn Bode and Rene Laloux.
What materials do you use?
Ink. Lead, Spraypaint, Acrylics. Pixels. Large format tracing paper from Fred Aldous (hint!)
What is your favourite piece of work that you have made?
It is still to be made. The favourite artistic thing I have done to date was to buy a load of spraypaint and leave it in strategic locations, indicate that it is free to take and use and covertly watch what happens.
What exhibition or art event have you been to recently that you think is worth shouting about and why?
The ThinkSpace vs StolenSpace show was a real eye opener, some of the oil work from the L.A artists was insanely good. Jimmy Cauty's “The Aftermath Dislocation Principle” is a winner on every artistic level. Watching Zeke Clough draw whilst Paddy Steeer played at Trash Manor/Country Club was ant art event I really enjoyed as it unexpectedly made a lot of sense.
Do you have any advice for artists starting out?
Never force it. Let it arrive. Don't beat yourself up too much and make drawing everyday a habit you can;t kick.
What tip would you give to people about one of our products?
The paper section at Fred's is one of the best I have ever seen. Use it, experiment on it. Stroke it with love.
Where can people see your work? Do you have a website?
You can pop round my house for a brew and a doodle anytime. Next show is in July. My website is here- www.point273.net