I love the beach and summer and this comes through a bit in my paintings especially when I am painting characters which are mostly always wearing sunglasses and looking like summer creatures. I like to paint beards as well because beards are magical, I've been growing my own one for a few years now and people often ask if my characters are a self portrait and I think that they all are to some degree. Before I was doing art for a job I was working in a finance job and I think a lot of the things I paint now are the complete opposite to that, lots of bright colours and rad characters just having a good time which is what wasn't happening in my office job.
We asked Mulga what is something a lot of people don't know about him - "I've never had a drink of grog in my life." Cheers to that!
The consistent message in my work is mostly about being fun and not taking things too seriously and being childlike at heart. I want to make rad pictures that make people smile or that brighten up their day.
Public art is hugely important to the community because it adds a lot of character and interest to a neighbourhood. It can make ugly areas into beautiful areas. What could be a plain boring grey wall can be one of colour and vibrancy brightening up the place making everyone happy. It's like the makeup for a neighbourhood.
I recently worked with Slurpee and Coca Cola and that was really cool because it was a way for me to get my art out in front of a lot more eyeballs than normal. The highlight of my career was being able to do some art for the Coca Cola billboard in Kings Cross. It was up for the month of December last year and it was pretty crazy. Both those projects where really cool because I was able to see my art animated and that is something that I would be super keen to see more of. If you are an animator and reading this get in touch for sweet collabs!
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