There is definitely no summertime sadness here. Although Chris Guest may be based in the UK, his paintings are like the best parts of Los Angeles summers: hot babes with tattoos, popsicles, and pool toys...each depicted with that sexy sunshine glow.
Can you talk a bit about your artistic background? How did you get started in the fine art world?
You have a really particular style and vivid aesthetic. How did you start with this style, and how has your work evolved over the years? Who would you say are your biggest inspirations or artistic heroes?
Do you have a philosophy or theory behind why people are so infatuated with tattoos?
What is the best advice you’ve ever been given? What is the best advice you feel you can give?
You are also tattooed...can you talk about your experience getting tattooed? Who are your favorite artists, and is there anyone you hope to get tattooed by someday?