Fintan Magee (Australia)
Wall location: Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, 1401 Willamette St., Eugene
Fintan Magee is an Australian street artist known for his murals throughout Australia and the world. Born in Lismore, Australia, he grew up in Brisbane as a child and began drawing shortly after. Exposed to Brisbane’s graffiti culture in his teens, Magee began to scrawl his name across the city in large vibrant letter forms. He gained a reputation as a graffiti writer before obtaining a fine arts degree and relocating to Sydney.
Moving away from traditional graffiti in recent years, his large-scale murals often inhabit the isolated, abandoned and broken corners of the city. Mixing surreal and figurative imagery, his paintings are deeply integrated with the urban environment; they explore themes of waste, consumption, loss and transition and contain a sentimentality and softness influenced by children’s books.
Magee has traveled extensively completing projects in Sydney, Melbourne, London, Vienna, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Moscow, New York, Oslo and Dublin amongst others. His diligence, technical skill and progressive approach to painting have solidified his reputation as one of the leading figures in Australia’s street art and contemporary mural movements.
To see more of Fintan Magee’s work, visit http://fintanmagee.com/