JUST A CHAT WITH OUR FRIEND MORUS QUIN
Morus Quin has a colourful personality and has a playful mind to match. We sat down with Morus to chat about her recent work used for King Colour's latest single, 'Lost My Cool'. She will be exhibiting some live art at the YNY X Chippo Takeover: King Colour Lost My Cool Single Release and we are excited to see what she has in store for us!
Hey Morus thanks so much for coming on board. It’s so lovely to have you on again. We obviously enjoy a little bit of live art at our events. I think it’s the spontaneous nature of it and you’ve done some really interesting stuff for us in the past.
Can you give us any hints as to what you’ll be doing for us this weekend?
So nice to be on board with you guys too. Yeah for sure, It's the spontaneity that I enjoy too, it leaves less room to over analyse and relies more on intuition. I like to work off that and bring forth the collisions and happenings that freely occur around music. I will be painting for this one, messily, figuratively, and abstractly.
I absolutely love your artwork for king colours latest single lost my cool and i know those boys can be pretty vague and indecisive. What was the creative process behind that artwork?
Ah thanks man! the basis for this one came out of a lot of listening, a pool of imagery and the haze of 1am. But before the making happens, the first time I listen to the song is important to me. It carries a newness that only comes once. The feelings that arise out of this are something I always come back to.
the rest evolves from there
I totally agree with the newness in the first listen! Have you done many other song artworks?
It's been generally music related material such as a logo for Melbourne band Dom Kelly and hopefully one on the way but in the future for Friendly Creature.
How does it compare, creating a piece for someone else as apposed to a piece that is your own?
It's much more of a collaborative process. Art practices can sometimes become closed and limited by one brain and one perspective. Doing creative work with and for others definitely allows me to stretch my style beyond the confines of myself. i find i come out of each project with a broader field of vision.
Any big plans for 2018?
I'm super excited for 2018. My friend and partner in crime Tess Vincent and I have been brewing a side project this year called, Vin Quin. Its been a left of field exploration for us into performance and film. We've recently been asked to participate in an internship for the National Art Schools Drawing Week next year which we are super stoked about. In general I'm feeling fairly grounded in my design, painting and print making practices and ready to see what will come of it >:)
She will be exhibiting some live art at the YNY X Chippo Takeover: King Colour Lost My Cool Single Release and we are excited to see what she has in store for us!
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