Hailing from Byron Bay, Australia, Marty Baptist is an exceptional contemporary artist who recently partnered with denim label Neuw for an in-residence program. Rather than churn out another of those boring word interviews, we decided to have him draw his answers. A true artist in his natural habitat.
Hello, Marty Baptist. Please introduce yourself.
How did you get into illustration? How did you become an artist? Was it something you knew you always wanted to do?
Are there familiar or recurring themes you like to explore?
What was this residency with Neuw denim about and what was your favourite part?
Do you have go-to denim in your wardrobe?
What’s up with Japan National?
Any upcoming artists we should be keeping an eye on?