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The Rock-itt : August 2010
University to study contemporary art but dropped out as he found it didn't suit his own style or the way he saw things and painted them. Then music came into Caspian's life and the heavy rock of the genre intoxicated him and he soon became committed. Along with friends and other students from university he formed a band called "Headlifter" and at twenty years of age headed for the bright lights and big city of Sydney to seek his fame and fortune and ride Sydney's great surf of which he had heard so much about. Caspian arrived on the Northern Beaches with his band in 1990, and after finding accommodation and settling in began looking for work. He found all types of work to support himself such as labouring on building sites, storeman's jobs and everything and anything that paid the rent and put food on the table. He played gigs all over the place, but on top of all this he was constantly drawing and painting, making extra cash from posters and CD covers and fulfilling the desire inside to express himself through his art. The band started to acquire a solid fan base and as a result began sharing the stage with such notables as Powderfinger, Grinspoon, Suicidal Tendencies, and Unwritten Law to name a few. Then something really special happened when the general manager for Sony Music happened to come across some of Caspian's art. He liked it so much that he requisitioned Caspian to do some work for Sony. This led to more opportunities and eventually heads began turning in the direction of our Beaches artist to the extent where music had to be placed on the back burner to make way for his art. These days Caspian is self employed full time and is turning out art work for such notables as Incubus, Foo Fighters, Billy Joel, Pinke, Korn, Pearl Jam, Volcom, Quicksilver, Rove McManus, Static Silhouettes, and even yours truly. Caspian painted a backdrop for my model of the Titanic and sits proudly in the foyer of my home. This painting is something that I treasure greatly. Caspian has a three year old daughter, Odessa and partner Rebecca is well on the way with their second child. It's nice to know that Caspian deLooze is part of our Beaches community and through his art is reaching out to people not only here but worldwide. Caspian will be part of an art show at the Grid Gallery in September, so if you want to see something special from someone special in our community, head down there next month. National Grid Gallery is at 24 Chard Road Brookvale NSW.