Ghostpatrol’s Sketchbook

Posted on August 8, 2010

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A self taught artist, Ghostpatrol, has moved from the field of stencil art to exhibiting his drawing based creations worldwide.

GP in his Mitten Fortress

He currently resides in Melbourne at his ‘Mitten Fortress’ studio. His work ranges form fine ink drawing, street-art, commissioned murals and soft sculpture.

Ghostpatrol creates worlds. His ongoing exploration of hybrid animals and forests travels across mediums; from pasted posters to soft sculpture, watercolours and printmaking. His work often references childhood nostalgia and pop culture, with often quite sinister and playful undertones. From beginnings in stencil and street art, his current practice focuses on ambitious installation and painting projects.

From his sketchbook:

The Design Critic: What’s the story behind the name?
Ghostpatrol: Sorry, no big story. I used to use it as a login name. Then I used it when I started doing street art. It’s nice to have a separate identity sometimes.

TDC: How would you describe your drawing style?
GP: It feels like a funny question. The images should speak for themselves.

TDC: What’s up with all the foxes in your sketchbook?
GP: I guess I like the shape and mannerisms of foxes. I grew up in a place without foxes, they seem quite mysterious and have a nice folklore surrounding them.

TDC: Medium of choice?
GP: I like to switch around. Some days are perfect for sitting under a blanket with a sketch book and pencil. Other days are better spent in the sun with spraycans on walls with mates and beers. Most of the time I’m in the studio hunched over large paper with gouache and water colours.

TDC: Advice for budding artists?
GP:
draw draw draw
TEAR … SHIT … UP
and do things that make you happy

View his other works here.

-The Design Critic

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