Jacob Boylan is a man of many talents.
Frontman of Byron based band Mini Skirt for which his honest and upfront lyrics have earned him praise among peers and outsiders alike, a talented surfer on craft of all shapes and sizes and then to top it off, he happens to be pretty handy with a paintbrush – or a screen…. You know, screen printing, the same way all your t-shirts are made. It turns out Jacob is pretty fond of a screen print.
We have always been big fans of Jacob’s artwork and with a solo exhibition in Mullumbimby this Friday we thought it was time for a crash course introduction to get you up to speed.
So you have a solo show launching this Friday, do you want to tell us a bit about it?
Yeah I do! It’s this Friday at Yeah Nice Gallery in Mullumbimby from 6-8pm, it’s a super cute little zone, then off to karaoke! It’s probably the most work I’ve ever put into something maybe. It’s also accidentally super Rugby League related.
When did you first become passionate about art?
I would say I became “passionate” when I was about 16, thanks to a stern high school teacher that I thought hated me, but turns out she really liked me. We still catch up at least once a year. Thanks Miss D
Who inspired you the most growing up?
Definitely the tattoo artist Angelique Houtkamp, surf legend Ozzie Wright, probably Jack Irvine, just because I actually knew him and he was older and doing cool art stuff and also Andy Warhol and Basquiat.
Who inspires you the most now?
What is your favourite medium for your own art?
Screen printing for sure. Collage too. I like how it looks and the idea of recontextualising things that already exist. We already have too much stuff.
You have other passions outside of painting and drawing if you had to pick one for the rest of your life what would it be?
Shit. I know this is super corny but it would have to be surfing. Shoot me.
Can you give us a quick summary of what to expect on Friday?
Free beers, my girlfriend singing “What About Me” at karaoke and you spending your life savings on my art.
Cheers in advance
Alright, now you know, don’t miss out.