Fintan Magee is an Australian Street Artist Born in Lismore (New South Wales). Having grown up in Brisbane, he is now based in Sydney and has become internationally known for his Gigantic murals throughout Australia and the rest of the world.
Fintan is a strongly committed artist involved in environmental preservation, human rights, … etc. He has recently finished his artwork exhibition on canvas in the Parisian gallery, Galerie Mathgoth (22nd september and 15th october) and has just created an amazing mural in Savigny-le-Temple ( Suburb of Paris) for the Wall Street Art Festival .
We asked Gautier Jourdain, curator of Wall Street Art Fest and owner of Galerie Mathgoth in Paris to tell us a few words about Fintan and about his last fresco in France. This is what he had to say:
Fintan Magee new Fresco in Savigny-le-Temple (suburb of Paris)
“Fintan is one of the most prolific street artists painting gigantic frescoes. At only 33 years old, he has already painted more than one hundred huge murals within 5 continents.
Savigny-le-Temple is the first Fintan Magee mural in France. I’m truely proud he accepted our invite to paint in France for Wall Street Art festival . When he arrived in France in November, he noticed that the trees had leaves which were no longer green but ranging from light yellow to brown. He remembered that in France, in autumn, trees lose their leaves. It doesn’t happen where he lives in Australia.
So it amused him to paint a tree without leaves. The children painted in his mural were chosen through posting a message on social media platforms, posing wearing winter clothing and holding smartphones in their hands. Fintan didn’t want to give any kind of opinion or judgment about that but rather like a witness of our hyper connected time. Nowadays young kids have mobiles, almost all of them, reminding him that at the same age he was watching tv. The size of the screen has changed 🙂 In Fact it’s just a question of generation.”
Fintan Magee new Fresco in France “Work in Progress”
Fintan Magee Woldwide Frescoes
Fintan Magee canvas artworks (Mathgoth Gallery Exhibition in Paris)
Pictures by Fintan Magee & Galerie Mathgoth