ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Archie Fitzgerald
What artists intrigue you and why?
At the moment here are some favourites: Warren Jeffs, John Wayne Gacy, Heaven’s Gate, L.Ron Hubbard, Bryan Lewis Saunders, David Lynch, Doc Corbin Dart, Humbert Humbert, Death Grips, Jim Jones, Ian Watkins, Ted Bundy, Tyler the Creator, Pissed Jeans, Ed Gein, The Coltranes, J.G Ballard, William Burroughs, Frank Discussion.
Why? These people or groups either inspire me conceptually or visually (or both), some inspire me because they are insane, others because they are genius. I get inspired by claustrophobic patterns of insanity or lust, evil, pain and hate. Dripping humans forced to leak to the floor of ultimate pleasure.
Do you want to believe?
Yes I want to believe but I don’t. I want to believe in the supernatural and the absurd and UFO’s and ghosts but I never see any signs of them to make me actually believe. Maybe I’m just too sane which is a shame. I don’t believe in any religious figures but I don’t want to either, I believe they may have existed but what I mean is I don’t believe their stories. I want to be abducted and have sex with an alien and then live the rest of my life crying, despicably unhappy that the rest of the universe would use me and misery will forcibly untether my body.
How will you pass into the after-life?
Hopefully in a really extreme way but also hopefully when I’m very old, I’d like to think that by the time I’m old because of new technology and discoveries I’ll be able to live for over a hundred years, hopefully something like 150 and even if I can’t move I’ll just listen to music and fantasise about when I was able to get an erection and could draw pictures of erections whenever I wanted to. I’d also love it if when it was my time to die it was judgement day and the whole world went insane and God and his evil angels came down and started killing all the sinners and congratulating all the people who passed the test, or aliens came down and took everyone away to a horrible place.
After-life exists, who are you and what are you doing?
I am me and I am creating all the art that I have never been able to make in this life but wish I could but cannot and also I’d be partying all the time without any bad repercussions, taking ecstasy and LSD with Basquiat and having sex with Geo.
When was it clear you would be an artist / writer?
Ever since my parents forced it onto me when I was born.
To see more of his work, visit: www.archiefitzgerald.com
Interview I did for creeps annual.