Bin Juce stomped his way through the UK’s acid house, rave and clubland movements in the 80s 90s, and became obsessed with the music of the time.
His passion for the scene took him to a myriad of clubs, raves & warehouse parties all over the UK and those hedonistic days were to define him forever.
Now a little older he has turned to art to present his version of events from way back when. He’s currently focusing on 3D works based on print designs accompanied by miniature figures. His works explore the many faces of the UK’s dance music revolution through physical modelling and musical reference:
“My works are typically inspired by the music scenes that shaped me as a kid. I think about those years every single day and have done since it all ended, to be honest, so I’m bursting to tell my story through my music and art. My favourite part of the creation process is the acid heads, I love bringing them to life.
The spraying process at this scale is prone to error, creating a myriad of faces, so they’re all completely unique, just like us. I don’t throw any away or re-spray them cos they’re all god’s children – and I’m their creator – lol. It’s all in the eyes and I love to go overboard with the spray gun and make them look properly ‘spangled’, just like my brothers and sisters back in the day.
It’s difficult to describe what we experienced back then. The vibrations that ran through us all, that special bond and the invisible force that bound us all together so tightly. Week after week we shared the best nights of our lives with complete strangers, nights that shaped and defined us, our characters, morals and how we lived our lives.
I’ve always been creative, as a kid I was always making stuff. I’ve been producing music on and off for the last 35yrs but physical artwork is a relatively new field to me. Life is hard and confusing at best, so creating takes me away from all that, from me. It puts me in another moment, full of happy memories and very happy people.”