Author: Charlotte Bearn

Boon by Popular Request: An Interview with the Artist

London based artist Boon has created a beautiful collection of art prints which embody his incredible eye for colour, texture, and contemplative compositions. Boon has a dynamic style which is proving extremely popular and he is fast becoming one of the most collectable contemporary artists around. His stunning work is simultaneously edgy, delicate, bold and sensitive; achieving a rare depth and an exciting new union between urban and pop art.
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artrepublic: What made you become an artist?

Boon: I have been drawing and painting all my life... my parents have always encouraged me to be creative. I still have an oil painting I did when I was 7 years old. I'm not a full time artist though, I have a day job that helps fund my artistic exploits. When I moved to London 8 years ago, I picked up the brush again when the urban art scene started to grow. And I picked up the spray can too. Took a few classes at St Martins to kickstart my creative juices again.

artrepublic: How do you approach the actual making of your work?

Boon: These days I use the internet a lot. There's so much out there and some mindless browsing always inspires me. I have my trusty smart phone as well to capture random interesting shots when I go wandering in London town. These ideas are then put down in my sketch book and that's where the creativity begins. I also use my old MacBook to help on composition as well.

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artrepublic: What’s your medium?

Boon: Charcoal, pencil, acrylics and spray paint.


artrepublic: What would you say are the main themes you pursue?

Boon: Nature and humans.


artrepublic: How do you choose your subjects?

Boon: It's one of those things... one look and you get drawn in and want to capture the moment.


artrepublic: What are you currently working on?

Boon: New ways of expressing portraits and the human figure with bright splashes of colour.


artrepublic: Which of your works are you most proud of?

Boon: My superhero collection. I have a soft spot for Superman and Batman.

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artrepublic: Do you care whether people like your work?

Boon: I do of course. I always ask my close friends on what they thought. If they didn't like it, they'd tell me why and I learn from it. But it does sting me a bit but it's all good after that.


artrepublic: What memorable responses have you had to your work?

Boon: Not so much about responses but the fact that people buy my art so that it becomes part of their their living room, their bedroom.... it's awesome.


artrepublic: What is the greatest threat to art today?

Boon: Artists that get jaded and stop creating and reinventing themselves.


artrepublic: Is there an art form you don’t relate to?

Boon: Sculptures.


artrepublic: Which artists do you most admire?

Boon: Connor Harrington (alive), Antony Micallef (alive), Andy Warhol (dead) and Gustav Klimt (dead).


artrepublic: What work of art would you most like to own?

Boon: The Kiss by Klimt.


artrepublic: When are you happiest?

Boon: When I know that I have been there for my friends and family through the good and bad times.


artrepublic: What was the last book you read?

Boon: OK this is embarrassing but I took up a challenge to finish the Shades of Grey trilogy. It was awful.


artrepublic: What’s your favourite film?

Boon: Shawshank Redemption.


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