Top 5 Faves with Vanessa Stockard (Artist)

Vanessa Stockard

 Please meet Vanessa Stockard the beautiful person, wonderful artist and genius behind the cover art ('Prozac Donut') for my latest single the acoustic mix of Smells Like Teen Spirit

 

 

So what is a 'Prozac Donut'?

Vanessa shares her perspective on the work "I titled the piece ‘Prozac Donut’ and it depicts a contrasting red and blue iced donut .. on fire, a surreal and disturbingly lurid icon gleaming in the dark.  The implied 90’s popular antidepressant of choice, Prozac, a blue and red capsule melds effortlessly in to a fast food favourite, the fire above symbolizing destruction and recklessness."

How this collaboration came about..

It was such an amazing and fulfilling experience to work with Vanessa on this project, who is remarkably prolific in her output and inspiring in her approach to her work.  We have known each other a long time, and recently I met her at her last exhibition in Sydney.  It was such a magical collection of pieces and she did a short interview at the start of the event.   I loved hearing about her creative process and her insane viral success.  Afterwards we decided it was time for us to collaborate.  After creating so many music collaborations I was beyond excited to collaborate with a different types of artist.  I could not be more proud and happy for Vanessa's achievements and I'm so excited to see what comes next for her.  



For today's blog let's get a teeny little snapshot inside her life and her creative world.

Top 5 Faves with Vanessa Stockard

5 words you would use to describe this ART vs MUSIC collaboration?

Exciting
Nostalgic
Haunting
Fabulous
Beautiful


Name your top 5 songs from the 90’s

Café Del Mar - Energy 52
Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats
Future Sounds Of London - Papua New Guinea
Guru Josh - Infinity
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
 

5 reasons to be an artist in Australia in 2021.

Freedom
Space
Quality
Fresh
Innovative


Name your 5 fave Vanessa Stockard exhibitions from recent years.

Finalist ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2017, 2018 AND 2019
ENCHANTED, Van Rensberg Galleries NEW YORK 2019
VANESSA STOCKARD, AKBELLINGER 2020
VANESSA STOCKARD, Twenty Twenty Six Gallery Bondi 2020
VANESSA STOCKARD, Scott Livesey Gallery Melbourne 2020


 
5 words that describe your art.

Inventive
Playful
Mash-up
Varied
Imaginative

5 things you want to paint next.

Portraits
Copy the master
Kevin
My Daughter
Still Life

5 words that describe your creative process.

Meditative
Fun
Experimental
Colourful
Expressive
Varied


 

5 ways we can find / follow you online 🙂

AKBELLINGER GALLERY
SCOTT LIVESEY GALLERIES
TWENTY TWENTY SIX GALLERY
VANESSA STOCKARD ON INSTAGRAM @VANESSASTOCKARD
WWW.VANESSASTOCKARD.COM.AU


5 things you are looking forward to in 2021.

COVID19 VACCINE
Travel
Fresh ideas
New collaborations
Larger works



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