Aug 19, 2010 12:00AM

Faris Badwan Doodles

Faris Badwan of Brit-rockers The Horrors is currently displaying an exhibition of his sketches at The Book Club in Shoreditch. We asked him a few questions about his artwork, as he contemplates taking his show on the road whilst recording his next album.

Oyster: Where are you today? What's doing?
Faris Badwan: I'm in a small village called Box, recording. The recording studio is directly beneath a railway track which is very helpful.

Who convinced you to start showing your artwork?
I can't remember exactly.

Did you ever worry about others criticizing your work?
Any negatives would be based purely on personal taste, which is fair enough.

What's the weirdest thing a fan's ever done to/for you?
An entire class of seven year olds presented my with their watercolour responses to the last song on the 2nd Horrors record.

Who's your favourite artist?
Different people for different things - Da Vinci for ink drawings, Goya or Waterhouse for painting.. Paul Klee. Outsider art is something I've always found really interesting and there are a lot of very unique ideas you wouldn't see anywhere else, a level of dedication or fixation etc.

Favourite band/artist right now?
Billy Nicholls

What sorts of themes are common throughout your sketches?
Clouds and leaves. Yet for some people, I will always be a 'goth rocker'.. I guess it's nice to have some form of stability in life.

Click images to see them in gallery mode.

thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb

Latest


Listen to 5 (Five!) New Songs From The xx

Does this mean the new album is almost ready? Fingers crossed!


Bally Love #2 by Olaf Breuning Giveaway

Win a Bally 'Bopper' bag worth $850!


Cannes Film Review: Lawless

Nick Cave wrote the script and score for this bloodthirsty tale set in the prohibition era.


Kanye West to Debut Cruel Summer at Cannes

Will play across seven screens simultaneously.


'Your Song': An Essay on Songwriting

What comes to mind when you think of a songwriter?


Oyster #98: Blood Orange Interview

"I don't really claim to know what it’s like to be a girl."


Oyster #98: #1 Crush

For our Music Issue, we asked some of our friends who their idols in music are.


Calvin Klein Women In Film Cannes Party

Diane Kruger, Lara Stone, Naomi Watts, Alec Baldwin and more.


Top 10: Gwen Stefani

In honour of No Doubt's new album coming out this year.


Bill Brewster is Here to Play

The DJHistory.com co-founder is in Australia for the first time ever.


Ezra Miller Wins Chopard Trophy at Cannes

For being a babe who massacres people.


Watch: The xx Perform a New Song

Is the new album finally coming out?


RIP Donna Summer

We remember the Queen of Disco with a playlist.


Exclusive: Alice McCall Pre-Summer 2013 Campaign

Kaila Hart shot by Thom Kerr.


ASOS Next Season AW12 Preview

Sneak peek Oyster's favourite women's and men's looks before they go on sale!


Agyness Deyn Cast in Film Adaptation

The model will play a Scottish farm girl in an adaptation of a Scottish novel.


See Tom Cruise, Abbey Lee & Edita's Entire W Editorial

But be warned that you can't unsee it.


Oyster #98: Technologic Behind-The-Scenes Video

Go behind-the-scenes on the shoot from our Music Issue.


Chanel Cruise 12/13 Runway

Plus photos of Alice Dellal, Tilda Swinton and Vanessa Paradis.


Exclusive: Friend of Mine SS12/13 Behind-The-Scenes & Interview

Sneak peek the new lookbook shot by Bec Parsons and styled by Imogene Barron, starring Nicole Pollard.


Chanel Cruise 12/13 Beauty Looks

Make-up inspired by Marie Antoinette.


Ksubi 'Bad Sports' SS12/13 Lookbook

Leg it in style this season.


Watch: Daphne Guinness Cover Patti Smith

The beer heiress plans to record an album of rock 'n' roll and opera.


Watch: Karl Lagerfeld & Snoop Dogg in Jean Roch's 'Saint Tropez'

Emphasis on Karl Lagerfeld AND Snoop Dogg.


Oyster #98: Barcelona

Catalan music: an animated and slightly bizarre mix.


Watch: 'House' by Kindness

If only all music teachers were as cool as Kindness...


Derek Henderson, Lorin Askill & Anna Pogossova 'Still/Life' Exhibition

Opening this Thursday at Sun Studios in Sydney.


Watch: NOWNESS x Nick Sweeney

The Oyster contributor directs a short film about antique wallpaper enthusiast Suzanne Lipschutz.


Opening Ceremony Launches Magazine

"We want to make a magazine that will appeal to kids in Nebraska as much as industry people."


Coachella 2013 Will Be Held Over Two Weekends Again

The advance tickets go on sale this Thursday.


Watch: Animal Collective's New Album Teaser

And find out more details about 'Centipede HZ'.


You Can Now Buy Mulberry's Lana Del Rey Handbag

The bag named in honour of the singer has been released.


Chanel Cruise 12/13 Show in Versailles

Our photo diary from Chanel's Cruise presentation featuring Karl, Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Paradis, fountains and champagne.


James Franco's 'Rebel' Exhibition Opens in LA

He takes on old Hollywood and James Dean at MOCA.


5 Things the Internet Has Taught Us About CSI: Miami

We say Rest In Peace to David Caruso's sunglasses as CBS announces the show's cancellation.


Billy Bride Website Launch & Giveaway

Win one of three bespoke gemstone necklaces!