A study in digital oils inspired by NC Wyeth’s pirate painting and Peter Elson’s cover illustration for the wonderful Art of Space book. With the present being quite chaotic (particularly in New Zealand this week) it was therapeutic to imagine someone in the past imagining the future, and skipping the present.
Mick Finn a.k.a. Koori boy is a contemporary mixed-media artist producing Australian aboriginal-inspired digital paintings and animations with a focus on futuristic tech-creatures and space environment art. From realistic portrayals of galaxies and exo-planets to fictional futuristic character, the wide wide universe is a start point for art that aims to inspire a sense of ʻwowʼ and ʻwhat if?ʼ. As half of Kuki Koori, the live art and music collective, Koori boy has animated astronomical illustrations live at various new Zealand venues including Carter Observatory/Space Place, Gardens Magic and CubaDupa Festiva l(Wellington, NZ) and the 3-day Splore Festival (Auckland, NZ). As well as an ongoing Kuki Koori collaboration with Iain Gordon (keyboardist Fat Freddyʼs Drop, The Roots, The Ebb, Bongmaster) Mick has performed live with varied artists such as Olmecha Supreme, Rhombus and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Go to the artist's portfolio
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