Mike Watt

Mike Watt shared some words on creativity and public art...check it out!

What is it in your mural work that is truly you? - something about the the subject matter, process or thinking that speaks to your personality or story!

I think it's when I have complete freedom and am able to find work that best suits the space. The subject matter will normally be my characters but if it's the right space and I think a city scape or something different would work well, I feel like it will still be truly mine even though it might be something quite different than I would normally paint.

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Something a lot of people don't know about Mike? My feet are pretty messed up, they're always covered with cuts and bruises. I'm really clumsy so I'm constantly kicking things on the ground and half falling over. I've got to remind myself to be extra careful when i'm painting up a ladder.

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I'm not sure if my work has much of a message but my personal work normally revolves around characters, I try to get some story in there even if it's just in their faces.

I think public art makes people happy, it stops them looking at their phones for a minute and gets them looking at something in front of them which can also create interaction with other people around them. I don't understand why anyone would choose a blank wall over a mural, it created happier, brighter places.




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to describe myself, would be where I start being site specific and working with the elements, subject that surrounds me in that moment. My colour palette is black/white and gold, and as a base I love working with those for boldness and reactions of light on gold, rare as it is I might introduce a colour palette if needed and communicates with the site. My process is bringing still-life to life with movement, to create a talking point and question, or even to sit back and enjoy the elements within the work.

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I got kicked out of my kids art class when I was 7 or 8 because I was bored and couldn't comprehend why the other kids couldn't complete the tasks needless say I was well frustrated, I was placed in the adult life drawing class and fit in. A little nod to my work being site specific I guess.

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I always keep to a body of work and stay with that until it's time to evolve, my canvas process and larger mural works are always connected as they're an extension of one another. As for the message, they adapt to the space though may be a hidden message in there for the viewer to find.

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Public Art purely serves to evoke emotion, communication and thought. If placed in the right location it will reaffirm the message the artist or curator is wanting to convey.

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My latest personal body of work is the production of still life's, bringing a stripped colour palette and my line work to a new level if being on their own or as a collage of elements to tell a story or draw attention to somewhat meaningless elements mixed with meaning elements to the foreground.

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Commercially I'm working tightly with Bacardi, more specifically 42below to create a sustainable brand for 2020, everything we create from the bottle to the byproduct, t-shirts, cups and even painting bars to tell the story of what a cheeky yet thoughtful brand can do.

Source: Grizzle