1xRUN Thru Interview
Gilded by Sam Spratt
1xRUN: Can you tell us a little bit about the original piece? How long did the piece take?
Sam Spratt: The original piece was painted digitally with a Wacom Cintiq 24HD from scratch. I wanted to draw something shiny, so I did. That’s all there is to it. It took roughly 18 hours.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece? Why should people buy this print?
Sam Spratt: It’s extremely shiny-looking. It’s really rather fetching. How fetching? Well, Industrial Light & Magic owns one, so… a considerable amount.
1xRun: Describe this print in one gut reaction word.
Sam Spratt: Shiny.
1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?
Sam Spratt: Caravaggio.
1xRun: What artists inspire you now?
Sam Spratt: Malcolm Liepke and Odd Nerdrum.
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?
Sam Spratt: Yep. Mostly hip-hop.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?
Sam Spratt: Odd Nerdrum. Just so I could make googly eyes at his freakish talent whilst he paints dead things.