ZTV interviews Adelaide born, Melbourne based artist MAKATRON at House of Bricks Gallery in Collingwood. MAKATRON gives an insight into the inspiration behind his exhibition titled "cycles", we also find out how MAKA started as an artist, his time overseas and what he has in store.
Over 5 days in March a life size whale was painted on the side of Richmond Station.
The concept was created by local artist Mike Makatron in conjuction with friends Dick Fineman, Plea and Dem189 from France.
Sitting directly under the railway tracks it’s body is stretched open to reveal the internal organic and mechanical workings, the organic grey mammal is filled with everything from cogs to tentacles and reflects the opposite of the heavy steel cabins carrying the humans above.
Rich in improvisation, the collaboration of 4 artistic heads combined make one epic mural.
The wall is 60 meters wide with an average height of 6 meters.
Mike Maka, Smoky, MasPaz and the help of friends Max, Tor Hammer, Sergio, Redbeard, and most or all filming by Ariel. This wall is part of the Urca Harbour, where we found a lot of dead fish one morning, and used the rubbish left on the rocks to extend the fins of the fish to create a bigger mural. Part of the greater event of Flutu Arte - Rio De Janiero 2012
40 Seconds of your life: Trailer for upcoming show at Tate Gallery Sydney
Returning from 2 months chasing pyramids in Mexico, Mike Makatron from Everfresh Studio presents his first solo show in Sydney.
This iteration of Mike’s virtuosity brilliantly pops with cyclical themes of life, death, growth and decay amidst the natural and technological world, chaos and order, consciousness and superconsciousness.
345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW.
Exhibition runs until Sunday 21st April