To speak of artist Sonny Day without mentioning his wife and creative partner Biddy Maroney is evil. Day and Maroney, or We Buy Your Kids as the art world knows them best, create work of such visceral integrity that it cuts deep and defines the project – film, music, or brand, that they’ve been tasked with visualizing.
There’s a theme of dissolve to the work of Day and Maroney. Underneath the humor and fright of their work rests a genuine beating heart bright with hypnotic wealth. In Day and Maroney’s work there is always something completely honest and beautiful, and on his own Day moves into the darkness.
When he revealed his latest solo exhibit ‘Pink Fist’ at the sketch level it was a peek into his own personal death-mounted myths. Just as in his work with We Buy Your Kids, Day doesn’t stray from that concept of dissolution, of revealing that emotional core that keeps mankind tethered to itself. If a skeleton is the removal of flesh, Day exposes what’s left once those bones are gone.
His drawings approach an artistic event horizon – that point at which you cannot turn back, you’re inside the coil of Day’s manic internal tides.
Sonny Day’s solo show ‘Pink Fist’ opens November 20th at the Lamington Drive gallery in Collingwood, Australia.
Sketches, In Progress & Abandoned Works by Sonny Day for ‘Pink Fist’