Cyan, White and Tangerine etc.
I recently headed south to the big smoke to catch up with several ex Brisbane mates and family I haven't seen in ages. I navigated my way around by using graff as a point of reference often finding myself saying "I know where I am, I passed this piece yesterday". I made a quick stop at Zigi's Art Wine & Cheese bar on THE coldest, windiest day ever but that didn't stop me from painting every day. Thanks to all of the artists who's work inspired me (Newtown is crazy) and my mates who took me to spots, lined up the maddest feeds and let me sleep on their couches...Mad respect to Wolf, Skon, Relik, Rome, Nevs & Switcher.
I can't wait to head back to Sydney to do it all over again...maybe in summer next time!
If you’ve been to Central Queensland during summer you would know the meaning of hot. Sauce tells me it was a real scorcher, as in “f*&%ing hot”. But, there is no rest for the wicked, so Sauce made the best use of time and painted like there was no tomorrow on his day off out West.
Sauce on the cans.
XIX LXIX by Sauce illuminates the possibilities of the space-time continuum, which as humans, we experience without consciousness. Earth is paradoxical by being both monumental and insignificant. Humanity is constantly seeking physical answers to metaphysical questions which creates barriers and restraints on our own freedom.
Sauce was thrilled to (finally) finish this mural in Brisbane this week. He created the mural over two days in the hot Brisbane sun, at a school in Mt. Gravatt. The principal graciously allowed Sauce to create this design at the school, as it was a challenge to find somewhere which suited the layout of this mural. If you’re thinking this image is familiar, then you’re right. This picture features as one of our postcard designs
(Available for $3.00 in store. What a bargain!) and it also has
which can be traced back to Tasmania.
For a professional artist, finding the time to go for a paint can be a real challenge. Especially when there are many clients waiting for their works to be completed, but Sauce managed to squeeze a sneaky join up with Kosie1 last week. Sauce and Kosie1 have a ritual of painting on or around their collective birthdays in January, and they always plan to get together during the year and paint more, but with both lads juggling numerous jobs, it’s tricky to get them both to have time off!
For this wall, Kosie1 had some overseas guests who were studying photography, so they sharpened their camera skills while Sauce and Kosie1 painted.
Sauce is currently working on the chrome effect with his pieces, and Kosie1 is sharpening his can control and colour combos.
Mooshka was the first stop on the tour and the funky restaurant on the Sunshine Beach didn’t disappoint. Sauce had painted a mural at the restaurant five years ago, and he also created a logo for the business, which they are still using for their merchandise and branding.
It was rainy and cold for the two days Sauce stayed on the Sunshine Coast, but this didn’t hamper his efforts since the area was under-cover. Sauce was well looked after with the restaurant serving tasty pizza and Stone and Wood on tap. He even scored a snapback!
When I said Sauce was busy, I wan’t exaggerating! He managed to smash out this Stomper on the Gold Coast over two days. It was in the pipeline for a while, as Sauce know it would be a mission to finalize. During this time, we received word that another Writer, Polka passed away, so it was fitting this wall would be a tribute to the young man who died too soon.
There were heaps of different challenges to negotiate, from lining up paints to having enough space on site. The wall which is visible from the motorway, doesn’t have many neighboring buildings, so the ‘nature strip’ was more of an overgrown tangle of weeds with a large and steep drop. The lack of buildings also meant Sauce was unable to source power for his airless spraygun so the background was done with rollers. He was definitely stinky when he came home, so I can assure you plenty of sweat went into this wall.
This wasn’t the first time Sauce had painted here. Previously, an old friend Roms had organised permissions for the wall, but over time Roms had other things to manage and he graciously handed it over to Sauce to maintain.
This mural is in the showcase section of our studio and everyone who walks in loves the cheeky lorikeet. Landscape and animal murals are popular with the public as the content is simple and accessible. For us in the studio, a new mural always adds some colour and reinforces our branding. If you’re looking to add some ‘WOW factor’ to your office or home a mural is a really simple choice to stand out from the crowd.
This project in Murwiilumbah took several days of pre-production, 112 hours to paint, used 35 litres of acrylic paint and 120 aerosol cans, 114 nozzles, and the artists traveled from Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast and had 87 years experience between them. In short, the lads put in a mammoth effort over the Easter long weekend to finish this mural. For a full background visit the blog, where I explain the finer details of the wall.
From: Northern NSW
Trade: Mural and Aerosol Artist
Painting Since: 1994
Theme: Increase the Peace
Painting Since: 1999
Trade: Tattoo Artist
Theme: Increase the Peace
Name: Jae Theartist
From: Wherever he lays his head
Trade: Sign writing and aerosol art
Painting Since: 1989
Theme: Finding what creates a resonance with light
From: Sydney, now lives in Brisbane
Trade: Owner of Butter Beats Record Store
Painting Since: 1986
Theme: It’s more likely that we landed a monkey on the moon than a man.