Tripp Bianco is a cool kid man. I’m not sure if it’s right to actually call him a kid? he’s doin something that alot of us didn’t do at the tender age of 11 and that is have a debut Art Exhibition. Seriously it takes alot of effort to make an art exhibition happen. Ask anyone who has had an exhibition and ask anyone who hasn’t, it’s a big deal.
The first time I met Tripp he would’ve easily been about 2 or 3. It was at a Breakdancing jam in Hyde Park, Sydney and he was wearing a sky blue t shirt, (did it have a Beastie Boys logo on it? or was it Star Wars?). He was loose, the kid was actually messing with me. ha ha! and he was this tiny little kid. ha ha! Anyway it was pretty obvious that Tripp was not going to just sit back and let the world go by.
We’re so proud as punch of ya Tripp and thanks for taking the time out to let us know a little bit more about who you really are. We’ll save this interview and keep it here on the internet so you can come back and check out where you were in 2011.
Some advice for adults, take some time out and listen to what young people have to say. It might just make your day or even inspire you to have an art exhibition!
T, Trippy B
Where did you grow up?
Can you recall one of your favourite early childhood memories?
going over seas to mexico and england
Tell us something about your hometown. Do you kick it with some local cats? or do you like to go solo?
Newtown is my hood, my friends live there so we hang on King st. I hang solo and with my friends.
Was art always in the family or did you pick it up somewhere?
my mum went to art school and I started drawing when I was in year 2
What inspired you to become an artist?
In year 2 my best friend started drawing and that made me have a go then people started telling me they liked my stuff so I put my pictures on canvas
If you weren’t painting what would you be doing?
playing video games and getting fat probably
You also do music, tell us about your last musical chapter?
I played guitar with my dad at the annandale in his band Cush Drive
Can you concentrate on making music and art at the same time? or do you need time out from one to do the other?
well I can do both but i do think i would have to have a break of painting then i would play guitar
What inspires you to remain creative?
I think its all the things that i’ve experienced so far that I experiment what I can make out of random things
Name your favourite bands in Australia right now.
art vs science, JET, Goons of Doom , Fait accompli, The Vines, Grinderman, You am I, Tex Perkins, The Cruel Sea, God, Hill top Hoods, Bliss n Esso, Evil Eddie
Name your favourite International band?
Skrillex, Pink Floyd, Deadmau5, Foo Fighters, James Blake, Your favorite Martian, Arctic Monkeys, Rolling Stones, Ac/Dc, Nirvana, Iggy Pop, Kanye West,
Do you have any artists you look up to? (they can be dead or alive)
Dale Frank, Ozzie Wrong, Francis Bacon, Banksy, Bennett, SMC3, Slug, Blu.
Where do you like to holiday?
Mexico, Bali, London
Do you like Sydney? or is there another city for you?
Melbourne and London Sydney is my home
What’s the best thing about making art right now for you?
I can put my art on canvas. I never thought my drawings would get this big.
What are your thoughts about the internet and downloading?
I love it
If you could have a band right now that totally kicked butt, who’d be in it and what instruments would people be playing?
Double Bass-Whoever plays bass for Tom Waits (Les Claypool?), Beat Boxing-Tom Waits, Drums-Dave Aston (trout fishing in Quebec) and Dave Atkins(Resin Dogs+WolfMother+Pangaae) sharing, Guitar-Josh Homme, Singing-Dave Grohl, Guitar-Malcom Young
Do you ever get nervous when it comes to painting?
What inspired your last painting?
Eating Pies and seeing an octopus..it’s a painting called octopie
Your dad is Pauly B. He is a legend in the eyes of the MY SYDNEY RIOT Posse. Can you describe your relationship with your dad?
It is the best, he is awesome but he can get a little out of hand. I live with him all the time and we can both get a bit annoying at times.
So when you grow up? how do you want this phase of your life to be remembered as?
obsessive drawing phase
Favourite songs to hear while you are painting?
Skrillex-First of the year
Do you think about the future?
No, that’s for future Tripp to decide
Are humans doing good things in that future? or are we failing?
What are your thoughts about the music industry? Do you think there could be improvements? or do you like what you’re hearing?
I like what I’m hearing
Any plans to record some music in the future?
Maybe, probs yeah def not sure when tho
Favourite song right now?
Rock n Roll by Skrillex
Ok do you realise that you are going to be exhibiting at a pretty young age and that it is really crazy awesome?
Haven’t really ever thought about that.
Are you stoked?
So what is next for Tripp Bianco?
Art more art and music. YR 7 at Dulwich Hill Selective art stream program to learn more techniques
Are you a movie buff or a book head? give us your current fave’s.
Spiderman comics, DMR comics, Limitless, Transformers was awesome, The adventures with Pirates and Scientists.
Any recent life changing moments?
Having an exhibition!!!!!!
Finish this sentence. Happiness is… stuff that is not sad
Any last words of wisdom?
Seriously, don’t give up.
MONKEY IDEAS – debut solo exhibition by TRIPP BIANCO
4pm Sunday 24th July
Tom Dunne Gallery
11 Little Burton St, Darlinghurst
Adult and kids ‘lemonade stand’ will be kickin.
Bring the family – rugrats of all sizes encouraged!