“So when youre making these do you have to be on drugs?”
“The stuff you share is what i imagine the inside of a black hole looks like. Just a mishmash of bizarre but cool things for my eyes and ears.”
Sonny is an interdisciplinary artist mixing forms into a gooey creative mess of collagey bizarreness. Fusing photographic sampling, digital design and an anachronistic mingling of cultural references, there’s an order in his chaos that feels both reckless and elegant. Colour is an obvious inspiration, both the subversion of abrasive combinations and its abscence altogether, in work that hopscotches between being eye popping lurid and classically monochrome.
He has a fascination with experimenting in digital and analog mediums, spawning a growing portfolio of music, animations, photography, collage, film and video and generative art.
As a sound designer and musician, he received the QUT Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship in 2012 for his outstanding portfolio.
b. 1993 Cunnamulla.
Lives and works in Meanjin (Brisbane), Queensland.
2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sound Design), Queensland University of Technology. Brisbane. QLD.
Selected group Exhibitions & Shows
2019 Yonder Festival, Imbil, QLD.
2019 Jungle Love Festival, Imbil, QLD.
2018 Oxford Art Factory 11th Birthday, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW.
2018 BIGSOUND Visual Arts Showcase, Fortitude Valley Precinct, Brisbane, QLD.
2016 Devise It Yourself Festival, Raw Dance Company, Brisbane, QLD
2015-Present Media Archivist, Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD.
Awards/ Prizes/ Scholarships/ Grants
2013 QUT Vice-Chancellors Scholarship.
2017 Artist In Residence, House Conspiracy, Brisbane.
2018 House Conspiracy, The Conspirator.