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This week spoke to Mr Christa about his practice, inspirations and where he intends to take his career...
"My work is focused mainly between hand drawn illustrations and large scale mural work. I studied graphic design for a year at university before changing to an illustration degree, which has allowed me to bring aspects of both practices into my work. I took part and won Secret walls last year, which is a live art competition where two artists get 90 minutes to battle each other on 8ft x 8ft boards using only black. This helped me developed my work onto a much larger scale, taught me to work fast, and motivated me to further my work in a more professional context. My current work is focused heavily on line work, and is a mix of black and white imagery with the occasional use of colour."
"I have always been inspired by my surroundings, and living in London was a huge inspiration growing up. Through interests in graffiti, tattoo art and architecture from a young age my work has developed into a combination of these practices. Travelling has played an important role over the last few years in fuelling my creativity ; seeing new places, meeting new people and experiencing new cultures is important for me to be able to develop my work and continue to explore new imagery and techniques."
Currently I am pursuing my large scale mural work, and I'm aiming to be painting some buildings over the summer. I also am part of an art collective and our aim is to travel as much as possible and create large scale art in as many countries as possible.
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