Now or Never is the debut solo of Perth artist, Cheeks. Her latest body of work takes on a personal nature telling the stories of the strange limbo that is a 20 year old trying to fill her adult shoes. The ego, the possibility, the uncertainty and everything in between that hardly makes any sense at all. Drawing inspiration from her personal journal as well as the stories of those around her, Now or Never relays those stories through illustrations and paintings with wacky colour schemes and a wackier set of characters, who although often bugged out or exasperated, are still having the time of their lives.
Cheeks is a self-taught artist/illustrator from Perth, Western Australia. Fuelled by a steady diet of burritos, pizza and dumplings her illustrations are inspired and influenced by the stylings of low brow art and contemporary illustration as well as every rat bag subculture you can think of. Cheeks also enjoys cartoons, movies, night time and furry creatures. Her drawings are a mash up of all these influences interpreted with a slight eccentricity and some dad-joke humour. Cheeks works predominantly with inks and acrylic on paper, her purpose to always tell a story.
Open from the 12th of June to the 3rd of July 2013 at The Butcher Shop.
276 William St Northbridge
Music by Ta-ku
Filmed and edited by Jordan Eden