Alex Purdee is a superbly talented illustrator who has collaborated recently with The Used, amongst others. We asked him a few questions about his work. Describe yourself, your artwork: who is Alex Pardee? ‘I’m a really overweight skinny illustrator who thinks up is down and bad is good, and I have rare disease where I uncontrollably just work and eat. I’m always changing, so I think my art kind of changes a lot too. The best way to describe my art is that it is undeniably just my insides. My guts’.
I love the work of Irena Zablotska, aka Joulu, a graffiti artist from the Ukraine: ‘on the streets and on paper, her unique voice comes alive through her intriguing characters, bizarre beings who come together to dance, play, sob, and share secrets. Depending on how you yourself are feeling when you look at them, different ideas and meanings present themselves as to just who these mysterious individuals are, their faces and bodies overwhelmed with energy and emotion.