volume 2, 2006
#032 vivian wong enjoys collecting moths (not butterflies), reading vietnam war literature written by veterans from both sides, and watching M*A*S*H re-runs. her ideal art workspace is a hermit cabin in the middle of the forest. she loves onions.
#031 yandell walton holds a MFA, exhibits in galleries and installation spaces both in australia and elsewhere, was granted the melbourne fringe festival visual arts award 2005, has won the siemens scholarship in twice for her projection installations, and loves her G5 as much as her partner.
#030 linzie hunter is a native of scotland who now lives and works in london. she worked her way through a phase of making shockingly bad homages to tamara de lempicka with painted, torn and curled paper, and now imagines a future where her art is being admired by robots.
#029 catherine ryan's drawings and densely layered paintings play with how snapshots inform and often replace the actual memories of the events that they attempt to depict. she was profoundly affected by that tear-jerking animated rabbit movie, watership down.
#028 natasha preenja completed her MFA at new delhi's college of art in 2005, and spends her days in her seventh floor studio "painting to create something exhilarating" and "juxtaposing different images on top of each other, producing something thrilling."
#027 joe lucchese, aka dopepope, is a new york city artist specialising in bizarre character design. since an early age he has been in awe of japanese giant monster movies. he's helpless to resist any meal containing hazelnuts. he could be considered a nut fancier.
#026 glenn manders recently quit workin' for the man and now lives the life of drawing cartoons and eating cheeseburgers for every meal, every day. as a result of eating cheeseburgers for the past six months straight, glenn considers baked bean jaffles to be a 'health food'.
#025 ying's photography is her tribute to the poignancy of life. ying's choice of the baked bean jaffle over the caramelised pumpkin and red onion tart with crispy radicchio and hazelnut salad with apple vinaigrette has got nothing to do with poignancy - it's just the result of a savoury carb craving.
#024 claudio parentela lives in southern italy, only eats pizza, loved a small golden buddha head when he was nine years old, and succinctly defines art as to be in the same time in different times in the same and different moment to be prisoner in the time in the times in the space in the spaces.
#023 oscar gimenez was born into a family of designer-illustrators. he "recently discovered that pumpkin tastes great and it combines perfectly with onion", which is nice. he has a killer recipe for a simmered concoction of big chunks of potato, pumpkin, onion, carrot and leek.
#022 junichi tsuneoka was born and raised in japan, but moved to the US of A at the beginning of the 21st century. he really digs california rolls , and can see the art in toilet stools. his screen prints kick ass. a dog is hanging around both his actual, and ideal, art workspaces.
#021 brian donnelly found the notion of blasting out of hell on a motorcycle very appealing, as a wee lad. to date, he hasn't blasted out of hell, like a bat, on a bike (what was meat loaf thinking?!), and has instead settled for a life of horror movies, frighteningly loud music, and coffee. and painting too.
#020 rebecca isgrove takes photographs on the spur of the moment, loves winter as well as writing poems and using punctuation incorrectly. she reckons that an art workspace "with big windows and lots of natural light (and no carpet!) would be lovely" - and we think she's flamin' well right!
#019 paul paper fell in love with the world, but doesn't know why. he says that he likes old washing machines, big portions of ice-cream, and plastic money, but we don't know why! it seems there are a lot of strange unanswered questions surrounding this enigmatic paul chap
#018 chris clarke is a food monster who loves beans, calvin and hobbes, and the idea of living in the future where he can have a massive telly and own a car that both make him tea, even though he doesn't like tea. when chris draws he "stops thinking and the drawings just pour out."
#017 buni is a painter from melbourne with shared love for the graf pieces of the frankston railway line and the paintings of rothko, and who learned valuable life lessons from the back to the future films (1, 2 and 3!).
#016 louis/aida spend their days perving on visiting sailor boys and androgynous singaporean convent school girls, and jerking off to alternative s&m smut and creating the odd photo or two, in-between. yee-har!
#015 marissa lee swinghammer was given a woodcut making set as a 'gift' from a 'friend' sure, it started out innocently enough - after all, the first one's always free - but pretty soon she found herself helplessly hooked to creating abstract woodcuts.
#014 gus fink used to eat a ton of boston baked bean candies when he was a fat kid, watching hulk hogan battle the eighth wonder of the world, andr้ the giant, back in the '80s. at the time, gus didn't even know what a boner was, which we have to admit is kind of strange.
#013 ian stevenson (aka 'i like drawing' to his intergalactic hover ball buddies) likes to imagine nice food, sometimes whilst spinning round on his chair (which, like many of us, he finds almost as amusing as drawing on rubbish) or making calls on his stolen 1970s phone with built-in calculator.
#012 jenny hart is seriously obsessed with embroidery. she thinks embroidery, eats embroidery, sleeps embroidery, chats embroidery, breathes embroidery, hangs with a cool embroidery posse - all that stuff.
#011 philippe moreau is french; a former truck driver and second-hand peugeot salesman who sees his art as an extension of the physical journey he began in the sahara and other parts of africa and the world in general, during the eighties.
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