Art,  Murals,  Travel

Wellington Murals / 2019

In January 2019 I went to New Zealand with a Working Holiday Visa for one year. In the summer I moved to the capital and started working as a muralist. The following works are in reverse chronological order.

Kanama Kopi Kadai

This commission was for a Malaysian Restaurant opening soon. This has been the most challenging commission: the wall was extra bumpy, and the wind was constantly blowing. Some days the wind was so strong I couldn’t paint at all, so it took me nearly 2 months to finish. At the end, my efforts payed well: the result is very pleasing and the local community welcomed the mural very positively. Since the day I started, locals were coming to chat and to watch the process. Because of that, the restaurant got a lot of interest even before opening.

The cook in the picture is pouring teh tarik, literally “pulled tea”, a mix of black tea and condensed milk. Teh tarik is the national drink of Malaysia.

Island Bay

A family in Island Bay asked me to give some colour to their front wall. The subject was “waves”, as a tribute to the ocean just in front of their house. Island Bay is a lovely area on the south coast of Wellington.

Malthaus

The first mural in Wellington was with EB creative, an interior and graphic design company. I was commissioned two wall paintings for the Malthause, a historical pub.

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