Fresh from a recent trip to the UK, we’re proud to introduce artist number 7 for ‘The Australian Invasion Series’, Numskull.
Who is Numskull, to those who don’t know you? I am an Australian-based artist working both indoors and outdoors.
What do you think of the Australian illustration scene compared to the rest of the world? Australia has a thriving and super talented art scene, especially Melbourne. In terms of illegal art, it’s a lot stricter. In terms of worldwide recognition, it’s even harder because we are so isolated from the rest of the overall scene. The internet helps.
How would you describe your style? Constantly changing. I have a passion for exploring and creating weird figurative, collage-style paintings and font-based work. Outside, my paintings are big and bold with less detail.
What do you know about the UK in general? I’ve spent a lot of time travelling to and from the UK when I was younger because part of my family lives there. From my experience, the UK is; subcultures, grime, crime, creativity, graffiti, funny accents, CCTV, a Queen and one of the countries at the forefront of what I’m interested in.
Have you ever been to the UK and tell us about a memorable experience you had? I recently travelled around parts of Europe and the UK where I met up with Mr. Penfold and Sweet Toof along the way. We wandered the streets of East London and painted two spots in the same day – a shop on Hackney Road, and a train front on top of the Village Underground. That was a rad day.