PARLEz X MR PeNFOLD COLLAB
WE'VE TEAMED UP WITH FELLOW BRISTOLIAN MR PENFOLD TO BRING YOU A LIMITED ART FOCUSED COLLECTION.
THE COLLECTION INCLUDES YOUR DAILY ESSENTIALS INCLUDING A TEE, MUG, ASHTRAY, STICKERS & NOTEBOOKS.
WE CAUGHT UP WITH MR PENFOLD FOR A SHORT INTERVIEW YOU CAN READ BELOW
The name Penfold, what was it inspired from?
It was just a nick names when I was at school really. I got tiny eyes and look like the character.
When did you get into creating art?
My parents are both artists so it's something I've always done. Always knew it's what I wanted to do for a living. Never thought it'd happen though!
What’s your personal favourite piece you’ve created?
I'm gonna say our collection just to butter you up! Na I can't really say to be honest. I move so fast with my work that something I did last year is old to me. I guess the best work comes from experience and people you meet!
You’ve worked with some huge brands, how much creative control do you have?
It's a bit of a thing with me. I don't like doing jobs where I don't have full creative control. I think the work totally loses it's felling if too many people stick their fingers in my paint pot.
I love working with one or two people on a project where you can sit round over a few beers and get really hyped and excited on ideas you come up with as a group. very different to someone telling you they want you to do a lion in the style of Dennis the menace.... fuck off basically haha!
Who are your favourite artists?
As far as current artist... I can't get over the work of Momo! the dude is a don
What inspires you to create?
anything and everything. I just love making something that didn't exist before.
What made you want to collaborate with Parlez?
We were both in the same studio block and kept bumping into each other on fag breaks. I'd seen the clothes about in Bristol stores and online and always liked the look and feel of the brand. Was a no brainer when asked.
What’s next for you?
I've got a big solo show happening in Bristol on the 25th March, so I'm pretty much on studio lockdown from now until then making the paintings and doing bad instagram stories.
Is there anything you’ve always wanted to create but just haven’t had the chance or time?
I'd love to do an outdoor public sculpture in the next few years. I wanna start translating my work into bigger 3d projects.
THE COLLECTION IS AVAILABLE NOW HERE
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