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Interview With Australian Street Artist Fintan Magee

Australian street artist, Fintan Magee, is today a household name with work on giant walls all over the world. Over the last few years, Magee has been touring the globe selling his artwork in solo exhibitions and leaving his poignant, thought-provoking murals everywhere he goes.

Earlier last year, Fintan was so kind as to take the time to speak with me about his work, how it has developed and the role that social media has played in pushing muralism into the consciousness of the people. Here is a snippet of our conversation, which was published by online contemporary art magazine, Enzpired.

”I know it sounds cliché, but all it is is hard work.

Fintan Magee

Fintan goes on to say: “I know a lot of artists that have found success for different reasons; some are good at creating controversy, some are great at promoting themselves, some are very skilled technically some develop their concepts very well. The one thing that all successful artists have in common is that they all work very very hard.”

One factor that we know is working very much in favour of artists today is the proliferation of social media and the internet. “It has changed how art is seen and sold and how art interacts with the general public,” says Magee. “Also, muralism has had a huge resurgence because of street art in the last ten years. So we are seeing a lot more sanctioned and commissioned works now.”

You can check out the full article over at Enzpired magazine.

Glimpses of Magee

Not only have I had the pleasure of speaking with Fintan, but I’ve been lucky enough to see a number of his pieces, both at home in Australia, and abroad.

Here are a few of my favourites:

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