Helium Foundation
New look for the Helium Foundation.

Who do you consider your artistic inspiration?
I tend to admire artists from different disciplines, people like Issey Miyake, Zaha Hadid, Julia Fullerton Batten, The Neptunes...
Their styles may not come through in my work but when I see or hear their creations it triggers something inside me to paint.

What did you have for dinner last night?
If I do say so myself I make a mean risotto. I cooked a lovely one last night, a plate of that and I feel ten feet tall (and my stomach feels ten wide!)

Of your own body of work, what is your favourite piece?
More Bass That's the Law! my customised eltax speakers, not only do they look fresh, they sound fresh as well!
I feel it combines the music element of my artwork really well, when I hoop it up to a sound system. I love the concept of DJing through my painting.

What is your drink of choice?
The finest vodka my wallet can buy.

What is your middle name?
Shridhar, it was my dad's name. My first, Sunil, was named after Sunil Gavaskar the famous Indian cricketer.

Do you listen to music while you work and if so, what is most often playing?
MOST DEFINITELY!! I paint from the heart for which music is the food, at the moment I am playing a lot of dubstep by Skream, and just got given a *hush hush* advance copy of the new Horace Andy/Alpha album fresh from the recording studio...lovely.

Who of your peers do you most respect?
Brooks Harvel junior, based in New York, he edits music the old fashioned way with tape and razor on a reel to reel machine, he is a true artist.

Do you have any habits/rituals/or strange superstitions?
If I walk into a room that has empty electricity wall sockets with their power button switched on, I HAVE to turn them off, doesn't matter where I am, even in shops.

Who would you like to say has a piece of your work hanging on their wall even if they don't already?
The Queen, then I could add 'by royal appointment' to my name.

If you had to lose one of your senses which one would it be and why?
My sense of decency, trust me after that pure vodka I mentioned before it's sometimes a close call...