Stevie Gee is a UK based artist with a distinctive psychedelic slacker goofball style. Stevie has created award winning design and illustration work extensively for the music, fashion and art world for the past 15 years. He also works as a director on music, skate and commercial video projects, specializing in animation. Stevie has exhibited his artwork worldwide including New York, Sydney, Berlin, Paris, London, Bali, Milan and Tokyo. Stevie is from London, England, where he lives and works with his wife, children and cat.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
My style is probably Wayne’s World meets Cheech and Chong.
WHAT DOES “OFF THE WALL” MEAN TO YOU?
A long history of championing creative outsiders. Also, Michael Jackson.
WHAT ARE YOUR MAIN INSPIRATIONS?
A few big inspirations would be The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. Black Sabbath. Ken Price. Daniel Clowes. Raymond Pettibon. Easy Rider. Dead Kennedys. Heavy Metal (the 1981 animated film). Essy May.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST PAIR OF VANS?
First pair of Vans was probably Half Cabs. Big fan of those.
WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE REACTIONS TO YOUR WORK?
Vice recently wrote that the Mastodon music video I directed with Essy May as “basically David Cronenberg directing Wayne’s World”. Pretty happy with that.
IF YOU COULD DO A COLLABORATIVE PIECE WITH ANY ARTIST, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD IT BE?
I’d love to collaborate with Bill Murray on something. Anything really.
WHAT ARE SOME FAVORITE WORKS YOU’VE CREATED?
I just did a nice collaboration with Stella McCartney that I’m very pleased with which includes nine short animations. Collaborating with Vans for the 50th anniversary was very cool, creating a limited-edition skate deck for the legendary Duke Kahanamoku’s authentic pro pattern. Designing a custom motorcycle for my Vans Slacker show with Sideburn magazine was super rad and I’m very proud of that. One of my favorite small things to have worked on was a glow in the dark frisbee for a frisbee show in Japan. It flies really well.
WHAT THINGS DO YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR 2017/2018?
Working on lots of animation projects and hopefully some more film work in 2018. Very excited to be directing a skate video with Matt Tomkins for Palm Bay Skates. Possible art show in Japan this November (2017)... Stay tuned. X