Aug 19, 2010 12:00AM

Faris Badwan Doodles

Faris Badwan of Brit-rockers The Horrors is currently displaying an exhibition of his sketches at The Book Club in Shoreditch. We asked him a few questions about his artwork, as he contemplates taking his show on the road whilst recording his next album.

Oyster: Where are you today? What's doing?
Faris Badwan: I'm in a small village called Box, recording. The recording studio is directly beneath a railway track which is very helpful.

Who convinced you to start showing your artwork?
I can't remember exactly.

Did you ever worry about others criticizing your work?
Any negatives would be based purely on personal taste, which is fair enough.

What's the weirdest thing a fan's ever done to/for you?
An entire class of seven year olds presented my with their watercolour responses to the last song on the 2nd Horrors record.

Who's your favourite artist?
Different people for different things - Da Vinci for ink drawings, Goya or Waterhouse for painting.. Paul Klee. Outsider art is something I've always found really interesting and there are a lot of very unique ideas you wouldn't see anywhere else, a level of dedication or fixation etc.

Favourite band/artist right now?
Billy Nicholls

What sorts of themes are common throughout your sketches?
Clouds and leaves. Yet for some people, I will always be a 'goth rocker'.. I guess it's nice to have some form of stability in life.

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