ELLE WICKENS – INTERVIEW & ART
We’ve had the pleasure of working with Elle on a few occasions so we know she’s a top lass as well as a top artist! Hailing from the Blue Mountains in Australia, Elle lived and studied In Sydney, she recently spent some time travelling around Europe and ended up in good ol’ Amsterdam.
I immediately fell in love with her work after being introduced to it by a friend; she has a very organic street art inspired feel to her work. Elle uses very nice earthy colours and often creates her work on found objects.
We asked him a few quick questions about his work and process:
Do you listen to music while making your art, and which genres/artists?
I can barely make anything without any background noise or music, I usually listen to just about anything, generally its either Aus hip-hop or artists like Ta-ku and Bonobo.
Is any of your art inspired by any of the music that you listen to?
None of my works are directly inspired by music, but the kind of music I listen to definitely effects the way I create an artwork.
Is there one artist/piece/style that had a memorable impact on how you create?
Street art has always had a huge effect on my work especially from a young age through my older siblings. Artists like max berry, Saci loves you and Egon Schiele have inspired me and my work.
What does the best creative session involve for you? Any particular moods/settings/people/ or habits that help you get in the right mind set to create?I
Lots of light! I love having a bright open studio with loud music and lots of room to run around and step back from each piece. I love to have people around me when I work, I think noise definitely plays a big role in my practice.
Do you procrastinate? Any particular work – evasion habits?
Well sometimes the work just isn’t there and nothing seems to look right, which is something I think most artists deal with from time to time. Generally I just Change my environment or even my clothes and I’m back at it again.