Artist Brent ‘Biffy’ Smith brings us our 10thRandom Acts of Art bag, which features a kookaburra in a balaclava. No rapper or Pussy Riot innuendo, no coffee meaning, just sweet random subject matter, so good to know our art project is on its trackless track.
Brent first saw our mint-looking art bags in his localAlbert & Moorein Freshwater & we’re excited to add coffee bags to his canvases of walls, boards and buses. Check ‘em all out below!
WE LOVE YOUR BOLD ‘N BRASH WORK! HOW’D YOU GET INTO ART & DEVELOP YOUR STYLE?
Thanks. I was a late bloomer I started when I was about 24 when I went to TAFE and then just locked my self in my room constantly painting and drawing and it all went from there.
Based off some paintings I did a few years ago where I painted different Australian birds in balaclavas, I think most people would consider seeing a swooping magpie in a balaclava as a top ten fear.
WHEN DID YOU CREATE YOUR TRADEMARK SKULL WITH SPEED DEALER ZIG-ZAG GLASSES?
I honestly cant remember, it’s been a while, it’s definitely made its way into a few projects, it did make its way into a comic I used to write and illustrate for Surfing Life which I did love, I guess its my default that I doodle.
DO YOU WEAR SPEED DEALER SUNNIES?
Ha yes my favourite pair are some old Oakley Razors, I look like a fast freak in those bad boys.
GOT ANY SKULL ENVY?
Only that I wish that my own wasn’t so flat.
Very much, who isn’t?
YOUR ART TENDS TO FEATURE ON THINGS WITH WHEELS! CAN YOU SHOW US YOUR FAVOURITE BUS DESIGN?