Gaye Black spent three years at art college, qualifying as a graphic designer before becoming bass player with the Adverts. She is now exhibiting regularly and curating the odd show.
Her work references her past, and explores contrasts – between attraction and horror, control and chaos, rough and smooth. She is inspired by surrealism and artists including Hieronymus Bosch, Goya, Leonora Carrington and the Chapman Brothers. Also horror films and books, extreme music, victorian grottos, and my own dreams, which she has been basing work on recently.