Sam ChiversBased in East Sussex, UK, Sam Chivers is an illustrator, screen printer and graphic artist. His work themes generally explore the universal nature of ‘things’ – mostly in bright coloured prints.

From a young age he was inspired by mountainous landscape found during trips to France and also a love of comics. He similarly takes much inspiration from the realms of fantasy art. Working with different mediums he says, “I like the infinite possibilities working digitally affords, coupled with the limitations that screen-print imposes”. This hints at the progressive attitude towards his work.

1.What would you say is the most important theme in your work?
The unconscious flow…man

2.What’s most inspiring to your working process?
Drawing without thinking

3.Have you any strange talents that influence the work you produce or the way you produce it?
Nope it’s pretty straight forward

4.Which artist of the past would you resurrect to collaborate with and why?
Alejandro Jodorowsky although he’s still alive and very much in the present, which is why I’d want to collaborate

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5.Do you think your work is understood or misinterpreted and why?
I don’t really understand it myself. So the more misinterpretations the better

6.If you could decorate one place in the world what would it be and how would you do it?
A flyover with grass?

7. What to date has been your ‘cherry on the cake’ moment and what was it that got you there?
finishing my last print I think, and what got me there was lots of tea…

8.What we ask everyone! Does your artistic style influence your underwear?

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