We caught up with Little Rabbit today for a quick Q&A before the opening of his show on Friday night at Milkbar, Soho. Having recently moved from Brighton to London, LR is certainly managing to attract attention already with his instantly recognisable, and signature black and white work. Here’s what the man himself had to say.
For those who don’t know, can you describe your style and the inspiration behind it?
I like my drawings to be pretty bleak. I’m heavily inspired by old skateboard graphics and diagrammatic drawings. I like simple, clean lines and the harsh contrasts of black on white.
Has it always been this way, or has your style evolved into what it is over a long period of time?
I’ve more or less always drawn this way. Originally I experimented in using dots just for shading, however as time has gone on, I find myself tending to fill entire images in this style.
What can we expect to see at your upcoming show ‘Little Rabbit and Friends’?
The show is going to be a collection of hand drawn pieces, large-scale screen prints, illustrated writings and a few manipulated photographs if I have space.
Who are the ‘friends’ and what will we see from them at the event?
I recently asked a group of seven friends which included; Brandon Welchez/Charles Rowell from the band Crocodiles, and Thomas La Roche, one of my oldest friends, to write whatever they wanted on one side of A4 and send it to me. I then illustrated whatever I was given. These collaborations will be hung alongside my other work at the exhibition.
What else is on the cards for 2011 from Little Rabbit?
It’s not long since I moved to London from Brighton so am still finding my feet here, however I am continuing to draw as much as I can, and am looking to hopefully exhibit again towards the end of the year.
What else do you think we should know about you?
You can find more of my work on either my website at LR87.co.uk or on my blog which can be found at LR87.tumblr.com. I am always on the look out for collaborative opportunities and am more than happy to draw for any projects that may come my way, so feel free to get in touch.
Intrigued? You should be. Head on down to the Private View on Friday to see more work from Little Rabbit, whilst drinking Tiger Beer and wondering whether you should change your own name to include an animal reference.