Posted by Sam Hartmann on February 25, 2011
Melbourne based artist Ghostpatrol started off in IT, but lucky for us he took a sharp left turn into art. This is a man who has dreams of creating large scale murals, travelling to the moon, trying his hand at taxidermy and having laser battles! As you can imagine his varied works are imaginative, unique and instantly appealing.
If you live in Melbourne you have probably seen his work in the streets, but Sydneysiders can enjoy Ghostpatrol’s creativity as part of Project 5, which opens tonight and continues over the weekend at Cockle Bay Wharf. If you like what you see, head along to aMBUSH Gallery on March 3, where works from the show will be auctioned off.
Covered: sword making, animation and secrets...
Sam Hartmann: You started off doing an IT degree, what inspired such a change?
Ghostpatrol: Drawing and painting are much more enjoyable. I was fortunate to be surrounded by supportive people and lucky to be welcomed into the Melbourne street art scene.
SM: Where did you get the inspiration to create artworks on pencils?
GP: I’m still thinking about this.
SM: Is there a medium that you have not explored yet that you want to?
GP: Bronze sculpture, moon travel, large scale murals, taxidermy, ceramics, sword making and laser battles.More...