INTERVIEW: INARI

One of our all time favourite artists, INARI from Sydney, Australia is exhibiting in the PRAISE YOU exhibition this Thursday and we are stoked to see her returning to Brisbane walls! Inari gets in deep with our interview, talking about the inspiration and meaning behind her latest artwork.

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WHO IS INARI AS INDIVIDUAL AND AN ARTIST: Very silly, air-headed deep thinker who won't say no to a challenge.

TELL US ABOUT THE ARTWORK YOU CREATED FOR PRAISE YOU? I’ve painted a portrait of a new yet close friend. She is a super fun woman with a contagious personality, so I’ve tried to capture a still of her beautiful smile illustrating her up beat personality but this deepness.

I truly believe she is (to me) an emotional relative and though we have only recently met, i feel the sadness, the trauma, the heartbreak and neglect she holds inside.

I feel as woman, we are biological created to carry and nurture, but we also carry and nurture the pain and hurt of many others around us. I've tried to illustrate this and hope that this painting is a little gift of encouragement. Alexis, I Praise You!

YOU ALSO CREATED A PIECE FOR 2018 PRASIE YOU, WHAT WAS THE CONCEPT FOR THAT WORK? The portrait I painted last year was of my sister’s close friend. The act of posing for the photograph and letting me paint her is, I think, is a process of healing in itself.

It was a very straight faced nude woman and though from an outsiders perspective she may be perceived as a beautiful, well shaped woman. Beneath her skin, behind her still eyes is the pain and torment she has endured living in her skin. It breaks my heart. I wrote a little poem to accompany the piece, giving her praise and love, and hopefully some healing from the pain she wears.

WHAT DOES THE EXHIBITION MEAN TO YOU? I feel it's a place to share the intimacies of a woman and who better to share them, than a woman. A place to share pain, love and stories of females artists, hopefully giving women a freedom through unity. The female figure has been swooned by artists forever but a woman painting a woman gives another perspective, a deeper insight into these beautiful, delicate, fierce and exploited beings.

Through the visual outpour from those with a female heart, we can hopefully be strengthen and not alienated through this expression and raising charity.

WHAT'S THE BEST AND THE WORST THING ABOUT BEING A FEMALE IN THE INDUSTRY? I don't like to think about myself being a female artist, I create what I want to do. It’s nice to paint big murals and see young girls so intrigued (hopefully at me physically painting and not the amount of paint on my face and clothes). I hope that I inspire girls to just do their thing!

WHAT OTHER PROJECTS ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT? I've started a tattoo apprenticeship, so it takes a lot of my time! But I really need to put together an exhibition!! Stay tuned...

WHAT ARVICE WOULD YOU PASS ONTO ANYONE STRUGGLING WITH PERSONAL PURPOSE AND/OR BODY ISSUES? Start something. Go for a walk, start a drawing, plan an event. Begin something. As small as it may seem, it will lead to bigger and better things.

Inari 2019 for ‘Praise You’

Inari 2019 for ‘Praise You’

Join us tomorrow evening to celebrate the launch of ‘Praise You’ with Inari, Lusid Art and Une Piece!

NO SUCH LUCK: FRIDAY 13th

Thanks to everyone who came out last night for NO SUCH LUCK last night, what a bloody turn out! To anyone who missed it, here's a little flick through some of the piece we had on display from:

ART BY DALE, MUCHOS, SINDY SINN, MIKE WATT, SHIDA, IROK, DIZZY LITTLE DOTTY, MAD CROOK, MAID, MICKY HORA, MASONRIE, TORI-JAYE MORDEY, CRISIS, ZOO KEEPER, LUSID ART, HARLEY AND HANDEN, INK BOY, LACEY, JOEL MCDONALD, BILLIE SCHNEIDER, SHVMVN, ADAM AVERY, TUCKS ONE, JOE O'TOOLE,, ERIC BRUCKNER, MATTE & LUCKS.

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Back To Square One - Culprit Club One Year Birthday Show

To celebrate our ripe upcoming age of one-year-old, we popped our birthday off with giant group show title 'Back To Square One' featuring the collaborative works of over 40 artists who’ve been the heart of The Culprit Club over the last 12 months.

ROLL CALL:
Aeon, Aidan Ryan, Alex Lehours, Arswandaru, Bafcat, Blex, Buttons, Billie Schneider, Chris Doyle, Chehehe, Chrissie Abbott, Dean Nenadich, Diz, Drule, Emmanuel Moore, Funeral French, Graham Hare, Hanna, Inkboy, Irok, Ivo, James Nye, John Kaye, Kiss, Kiel Tillman, Lauren Webster, Lusid Art, Lucinda Wolber, Lucks, Luke Henery, Maid, Markus Ravik, Memos, Oh Noes, Pat Rogasch, Phibs, ProCreativ, Reuben Stocks, Ryan Bowels, Sevens, Shaman, Soda Mouf, 1337.

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Photos by our resident photographer big boss Markus Ravik. 

PROCREATIV X CULPRIT CLUB IN STORE MURAL

This week our friend ProCreativ gave the gallery wall some flavour! Completed entirely with brush and acrylics, it's safe to say he went well past the extra mile on this one. Pop into Winn Lane and check it out before out next show in June!

Check back to our last interview with the legend here.

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For mural enquiries for your business, contact Steve at http://www.procreativ.com.au/

Having spent many years travelling, ProCreativ cut his teeth early in the streets of Brisbane. Now working from his studio at Jugglers Art Space in Fortitude Valley, he spends the bulk of his time working on murals and large-scale projects in the area. With his hunger for new challenges, proficiency in aerosol, brush and digital mediums and 20+ years of experience, ProCreativ splashes dedication and talent through each piece he creates. His style is as commendable as his kind, creative soul. 

FEATURE ARTIST: PROCREATIV

As a close friend and extended family to The Culprit Club, it gives us great pleasure to introduce ProCreativ. Having spent many years travelling, he cut his teeth early in the streets of Brisbane. Now working from his studio at Jugglers Art Space in Fortitude Valley, he spends the bulk of his time working on murals and large-scale projects in the area. With his hunger for new challenges, proficiency in aerosol, brush and digital mediums and 20+ years of experience, ProCreativ splashes dedication and talent through each piece he creates. His style is as commendable as his kind, creative soul. 

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How would you describe your style in one sentence? 
Tentacle inspired, funkified movement, with a touch of darkness and a twist of light. 

Tell us about the current piece you have available at The Culprit Club?
“Octoblast”. It’s an exploding octopus. Acrylic on canvas. 

Where did your creative career begin, and how did it progress to where you are now? 
It began with copying my uncles 70s record sleeves as a 10 year old kid, I then discovered illegal graffiti at 13 which blew my mind. Most of my art training was done on the streets during the 90s.. This eventually led me to crave creativity of any kind. I was in a career where I wasn’t happy, so I ended it, and began my art journey. Now I work on mural projects, illustrations, canvases, digital art, hand painted signage and art installation. 

Who are your major creative influences, and why? 
So many and for so many different reasons. Alphonse Mucha and H R Giger had a massive influence on me in my younger days, with the flow and energy in their works. Glen Barr, Anthony Ausgang, AAron Horkey, Hannah Yattah, Onour, Rough, Robert Williams and the list goes on. Old school writers like Merda, Delta, Puzle, Cruel, Dio. They were, and still are, true style innovators. My daughter, just because. My friends and peers who are always pushing forward. They influence my drive. 

What’s the best and worst things about being a Brisbane local artist? 
Best thing: Being part of something that is alive and thriving, with a bright future.  Worst thing: Not enough diversity in artists getting opportunities.... And all that buff. 

Do you find it difficult sourcing paid mural work in the city? 
Sometimes. It depends how hard I go looking for it.

If we were to trawl through your studio, what would we find? 
Paint, works in progress, a sketch book from 1990. My studio is my base but anywhere can become a makeshift work space. 

What’s the future got in store for Procreativ?
A life time of creativity. Keep sharpening the blades. Exciting projects and good times. 

Where can people find more of your work? 
A few random walls around Brisbane, several bars in the valley, Aether Brewing at Milton has my art on all their beers, my lounge room, and I exhibit regularly in group art exhibitions like No Acronym.

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CARDBOARD GREY SKULL - SODA MOUF & GRAHAM HARE

Two of our favourite street vigilantes have put together a very interesting secret pop up show, scheduled for this Sunday! 

Although the location for their show has not yet been revealed, we do know there will be a giant cardboard castle in the making that will be hosting a number of new artworks by Graham Hare and Soda Mouf, all available for purchase at this event only.

We have a sneaky suspicion we might know where in West End.. Let the games begin!