Image via INVURT
Hailing from Mongolia and now Melbourne-based, Heesco has become a well-known and much-loved name in the Australian art scene. From the galleries to the streets, Heesco’s style traverses mediums and techniques, from paint to spray can to light boxes. His recent work includes murals at the Cullen Hotel for Carbon 2012 and a wall at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory. We caught up with Heesco ahead of his latest show, MANIFEST, opening at RTIST Gallery tomorrow night.
My name is… Khosnaran (that’s silent “K” btw)
But I’m also known as… Heesco
My latest exhibition is called… MANIFEST
And it is about… manifesting creativity. It’s about the joys and pains of coming up with something creative on regular basis in general. I tackled it with whatever I had in my arsenal, from traditional canvas painting, to drawing, etching, and spraypainting, and along the way discovered how to reverse-stencil on clear perspex, which looks pretty cool.
Some things that influenced this series are… cross cultural phenomena, and act of defacing an existing image to create new meaning. And sleep deprivation.
An album I listened to a stack when making the works was… I had my iPod on shuffle, lots of ‘90s hip-hop, early thrash metal, and plenty of grunge.
The time of day I’m most likely to make art is… evenings and late nights.
The hardest part of putting this show together was… sticking to my schedule.
First thing I do when I get up in the morning is… go to bathroom.
Some other artists I have been enjoying the work of are… Blender studio mates – it’s an open studio and everyone’s really different, and the dynamic is ever-evolving, so it keeps things fresh.
What I’m working on at the moment is… a hand etched lightbox.
My favourite colour is… orange?
If I wasn’t doing what I’m doing, I’d be… Batman.
The last website I visited was… Invurt.
My favourite youtube vid is…
Tomorrow I will be… finishing that lightbox.