Artist & Gallery Curation
Czar Catstick & The Emperor's New Clothes Collective, BFA Gallery
Czar Catstick* is a Photographer, Designer, Fine Art Printmaker and New Media Artist.
"I'm not scared of colour, although shapes can be a little menacing at times..."
Born in Lancashire and dragged up in Yorkshire. Art-School in York, North Yorkshire, UK (Art & Design Foundation) and Nottingham (Photography Degree Course), Czar approaches the Art World from a background of Film and Television Post-Production, Editing, Graphics and Special Effects.
“I enjoy using references to well known Art & Artists (sometimes hidden) to pay homage to the people I admire”.
Subject matter has changed over the years, referencing much 20th Century work and movements including Cubism, Pop Art, The Bauhaus School The Young British Artists from the 80s with Pointillism, Surreal and Dada references.
"I have recently been experimenting with patterns and fabric design which has been a pretty much all-consuming interest."
Included in the Saatchi 'Art We Love' Blog (A Few Painting Techniques Artists Use)
Artworks shown throughout at the English National Opera / London Coliseum BBC David Bowie commemorative concert. (2019)
All Social Media / Online Accounts: #BigFatArts
“Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” (AW)
Retrospective exhibition was planned for later this year...probably not happening now.. all considered.. although lots of 'lockdown' artworks in the pipeline... and most of my work can still be bought online.
- CZAR CATSTICK - Never Knowingly Understood
*Stewart works as 'The Emperor's New Clothes Collective' under various artist alter-egos including Jack Smith, Czar Catstick, Hertz Van Wental and Baxter Cane.