In the name of artistic vandalism
All in the name of artistic vandalism...
We like art. Not the kind of art that ‘blends in’ or ‘compliments’ a space. The kind of art that makes you go: ‘holy shit! What is that tiger doing on the side of that tank?!’
Under our very own roof, we discovered someone with such immense artistic talent that we’ve pretty much commissioned him to decorate / and or desecrate every blank, boring surface we have going.
Neither the brewery nor the bars are safe from Fisher’s spray cans and graffiti-style inkings; well, at least when he's not being Duty Manager at BrewDog Aberdeen that is.
So just what was Fisher thinking when he and his crew – Team Tuesday on Tuesday – attacked the walls at our new Ellon brewery and produced, what can only be described, as an underwater mural of mayhem:
“When it came to painting the new brewery, we were pretty much let loose, there was never going to be a brief detailing what BrewDog wanted us to do, we just got on and did it.
“We were all pretty keen to work with the underwater theme which was partly inspired by James’ background as a skipper, the North East coast of Scotland and the opportunity to draw loads of weird, bad ass looking creatures that live under the sea.”
Since completing the underwater mural, Fisher has been unleashed on the tanks which now feature a pretty ginormous shark and a rather dapper looking tiger, obviously.
“The work on the tanks is pretty fun because it involves painting at height on a cherry picker. The original artwork was commissioned by BrewDog and is by an artist called Sarah Greggor.
“Here I project the images onto the tanks then use a mix of spray, paint pens and a masonry style paint for the thick, gloopy effect which is kind of becoming my trademark style.”
Can’t get enough of Fisher’s work and want to check out more of it? Well, you’re in luck! There’s more on the way…
“I’ve just finished working on the brickwork outside BrewDog Shoreditch which now features a pretty gnarly, wide-eyed dog. It draws inspiration from Ralph Steadman – a British artist who has a really scribbly, messy style that features a lot on Flying Dog beers.
“Next I’ve got the glamour of painting the toilets in BrewDog Aberdeen which, you guessed it, are going to be dog themed as well. You may as well have something nice to look at while you’re in there!”
Check out more of Fisher’s work here: http://craigfisherdesign.tumblr.com/
Or tweet Fisher here: @brewdogbarfish