March 21, 2011
James Burke and Paul Arad are an inspiration to us all. With determination, dedication, creative talent and entrepreneurial flair, just two years after graduating the highly talented duo are having their artwork bought by the likes of George Michael and Prince Charles.
Facconable is privileged to have caught up with these innovative artists and talk about their inspirations, career highlights, recognition in the States and their celebrity and royal fan base. JB refers to James Burke, Creative Director, and PA is Paul Arad, Managing Director.
Acrylicize is obviously an extremely pioneering and creative use of acrylic. How did you get your inspiration for using the material in such a creative way?
JB: I wanted to bring the traditional art canvas into the 21st century and create art that could be admired at face value. The acrylic canvas wasn’t very widely used and I liked the modern, clean and minimal effect it had.
What are the advantages of using acrylic as opposed to traditional art canvases?