#MAGEE Fintan - Bats 1 Bird
Fintan Magee was born in 1985 in Lismore, Australia. He was encouraged by his parents to practice drawing since his young age. However, it wasn’t until 2009 that Magee began painting full time. Nowadays, his murals, oil paintings, drawings, and prints draw inspiration from multiple sources, such as nature, advertising industry, contemporary culture, and architecture. When it comes to the style of his artworks, it is really eclectic and it represents an entire visual circus of diverse imagery that incorporates both the mundane and the unexpected. To put it simply, Magee highlights the extraordinary and beautiful nature of our everyday life. Magee was exposed to Brisbane’s graffiti culture since his early teenage years and before he started creating canvas-based works, he was strolling the streets of Brisbane and scrawling his name across the city with vibrant and unique letterforms. The artist has moved away from traditional graffiti in the last couple of yeas and developed his trademark large-scale mural style. His most famous work mixes the surreal and figurative imagery and explore urban environment and its decay. The most common topics in Magee’s work are issues of waste, consumption, loss, transition, but also sentimentality and nostalgia related to childhood memories. Thanks to his diligence, enviable technical skills and unique approach to both street art and canvas-based pieces, Fintan is considered one of Australia’s most important emerging artists.
Earlier this year, during our ‚Human Nature‘ show, a group of disabled school children came to visit our gallery. They took pictures and much inspiration from the works of @rocket01.co.uk
We’re really chuffed to be able to share the absolute amazing result of their project, which the school kindly forwarded to us!
That’s what it’s all about!
Impressive and realistic stuff as always by the man @smugone in Eindhoven! Strrrriking! ⚡️ • I think we can all agree it would be better if he paints me next time, right? 😁 What do you think Sam?! Lets do it! Wíth a bubble tea! 😉