Do you have any favourite compositions?
I like the epic Bosch/Bruegel inspired ones – I really enjoy creating those – but sometimes a stripped-back acoustic number is funnier (‘Noel Edmonds in the woods diptych’ and ‘Kim Jong-un announcing the death of Rod Hull’ are particular favourites).
Is there a story behind the Fray Bentos?
I started to introduced tinned pies into my work, following the announcement of then Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, that there will be “adequate food” after our departure from the EU. Fray Bentos pies, Vesta Curry, Ye Olde Oak tinned ham, are all perfect foodstuffs for stockpiling – they are also brands which hark back to a glorious Pre ethnically diverse Britain, of insipid food and insipid high streets.
What next in the world of Cold War Steve?
I’d love to do more exhibitions, prints and books – and conscious of not putting all my tinned pies in one Brexit basket, I have plans to conquer the USA and bring down Donald Trump.
Cold War Steve Presents… The Festival of Brexit is the Sunday Times bestselling book from the subversive genius described by the Financial Times as ‘Apocalyptic but side-splitting.’
Just in time for Brexit, is Cold War Steve Presents… A Prat’s Progress, the second title from Cold War Steve.