THE BEST ROUTINE
I’ve seriously figured out the best routine. I wake up at some point around 11am (no alarm clock remember?) and then go to the gym while no assholes are hogging all the equipment with their stinky towels. Then I come home and do my hair and then walk to the studio and just work there until I get bored (let’s say 1am or so) and then walk home! Ahh the perks of being a lone freelancer!...
WATER VAPOR CIGARETTES
Haha my Twitter isn’t getting any more interesting, what a fail. Another fail is my plan of not buying any more shit, I have a pair of tank boots, a detachable fur collar, and a pair of headphones coming in the mail, who knows where I’ll put this shit considering every inch of my place is still packed with all the stuff I couldn’t get rid of at the Surry Hills markets the other...
James Jirat Patradoon’s interest in drawing was initially unassuming: he just really liked cartoons and comic books. The cultural narratives embedded in his artworks are a dead giveaway of these early – but ongoing – influences. From oversized neon screenprints, to grainy black-and-white illustrations of leather-clad misfit hit men, Patradoon’s existing body of work shows a real...
Just Another Group Show from Just Another Agency on Vimeo. If only I could draw faster, I’d be in Melbourne this week.
PENCHANT FOR DRAMATICS
I finished the last drawing for the show tonight and had Jeremy Shaw over to photograph everything for the catalogue. After everything was finished I still didn’t feel like going home, I mean, that was it, three months work, two of which were spent with my head in my hands in a dark hole in a corner of my subconscious and one spent fighting off looming RSI. I can’t say I’ll...
James Jirat Patradoon, the 25-year-old Sydney-based artist and illustrator, is known primarily for his neon screenprints and stylised digital work. With HEARTACHES, he shifts into a more organic and personalised gear. Using a bold kind of reverse engineering, HEARTACHES presents a taut exploration of authenticity and identity in the form of massive graphite-on-canvas drawings. Informed by...
“It’s easy to paint Betty as the villain in the family. She’s cold and judgmental and quick to take out her frustrations on her kids. She’s not charismatic or funny (at least never intentionally), and she doesn’t get to dazzle us with her brilliance in some other field so we’ll forgive her personal flaws.” Taken out of context but I find it so...
But By What Standards
I did a painting last night that rapidly set in motion a chain of depressing thoughts. It was so horrible that I to leave the studio early (albeit at midnight) to get away from it. When I saw it again this morning I lost my shit completely and couldn’t concentrate at all. I tried playing around with some other work to distract me but even though I hid the abomination in a corner behind the...
Told Through A Series Of Flashbacks
I’ve never been able to understand why my mind becomes so active really late at night, like a furnace of synapses roaring, blazing coals powering a steam train of conclusions and epiphanies hurtling at break neck speed from one breakthrough to another (metaphor combo 40 points). I try to ignore it and convince myself that if the ideas are so important, that I’d remember it in the...