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Makatron
BIO

Mike Maka is a painter who works in a variety of media including street art, canvas and illustration. He has created work around the world, due to working as a bike messenger for 10 years in 10 cities, painting the Berlin Wall to the River Ganges. He received a scholarship at 20 to study art in New York, where he would draw drawings and paint paintings. This also lead to travelling to numerous countries leaving his mark everywhere. Mike has exhibited extensively through Australia as well as group shows in Brazil, Japan, New York and Sao Paulo.

His work is preoccupied with the interface between man, beast and machine. Presenting a visual riot that stimulates the mind, Makatrons art conveys an imperative message for many confined in the concrete jungle to stay connected with the natural world.

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EDUCATION

2005-2006 | Australian Academy of Design, Bachelor of Graphic Design ( Completed ) Melbourne
1999-2002 | University of South Australia, Bachelor of Visual Communication, Illustration Adelaide
2000-2001 | Adelphi University, New York, Bachelor of Fine Art


EXHIBITIONS

2013 | Keep Youth, Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay, NSW
2013 | April 17, Revolutions, Tate Lofi Collective, Sydney
2013 | Mexico City, Commissioned mural for Mexico Fixed Publicists
2013 | Rainbow Serpent Main Stage Artist
2013 | Laneway Festival Melbourne Live Mural Art
2012 | Cycles, House of Bricks,Collingwood , Melbourne
2012 | Art Residency AWOA (A Word of Art ) , 4 weeks, Cape Town, South Africa
2012 | Essencia, 5 day mural event and exhibition, Matilha Gallery, Sao Paulo
2012 | Flutu Arte, Floating Art, Project Artist, Urca, Botafogo, Rio de Janiero
2012 | Graffiti Vale, Invited Project Artist, Paraibuna, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2012 | This is Melbourne, Fringe Festival Group Show, Bella Union Gallery
2011 | Brazil, Curitiba, Exposicao Coletiva, ACASA
2011 | Japan, Tokyo, Everfresh Blackbook Launch and Art show
2011 | National Gallery of Australia, Space Invader Exhibition, featured live painter, Canberra
2011 | National Gallery of Victoria, Everfresh Inaugural Residency, Melbourne
2011 | National Gallery of Victoria , Board, Federation Square Studio Space, December til January 2012
2011 | Outpost on Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour
2011 | Neverland, Lost in Bass, featured Live Painter Melbourne
2011 | 1000 Pound Bend, Semi-Permanent Group Show, Melbourne
2011 | LoFi Gallery, South of the Border, Sydney
2011 | 1000 Pound Bend, Up the Bend, Melbourne
2011 | Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Cahoots, Abbotsford, Melbourne
2011 | No Vacancy QV, One x One x One, Melbourne
2011 | 1000 Pound Bend, Up the Bend, Melbourne
2011 | Surf Ink Tattoo Convention, Underway, Gold Coast
2011 | Alice Springs Desert Festival, Northern Territory
2011 | October, Mother of Millions, No Vacancy Gallery, Federation Square , Melbourne City
2010 | January, Makanikal Gardens, Hogan Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne
2010 | Spain, 7 Deadly Sins, touring show at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Madrid
2010 | Ambush Gallery and 1000 Pound Bend, Everfresh book Launch, Art shows, Sydney and Melbourne
2010 | Retrospect Galleries, Revolution of Art, Byron Bay
2010 | 1000 Pound Bend, Sweet Streets, Melbourne
2010 | Off the Kerb, Group Show, Johnston st Collingwood, Melbourne
2010 | 1000 Pound Bend, just Another Group Show, Melbourne
2010 | 696 Gallery ,Trucker show, Melbourne
2010 | Villain Toy Show, No Vacancy QV, Melbourne
2010 | Per Square Metre, Peak Street, Sleep is the Cousin of Death, Vinyl Show, Melbourne
2010 | Wastelands Gallery, Everfresh group show, Perth
2010 | Rooftop Cinema Gallery, Rise and Fall Show, Melbourne
2010 | Hogan Gallery, Everfresh Group Show, Melbourne
2010 | Wooden Shadow, BackWoods, Richmond , Melbourne
2010 | Area101, Everfresh, Group Show, Adelaide
2010 | At Large Gallery, Northern Exposure, Northcote, Melbourne
2010 | 696 Gallery, Licker Portraits, Melbourne,
2010 | Gorker Gallery, 40 Thieves, Melbourne
2010 | Per Square Metre Gallery, Group Show, Collingwood, Melbourne
2010 | Michael Koro Galleries ,100 Ways, Melbourne
2010 | Wastelands Gallery ,Everfresh Group Show, Perth
2009 | Spain, Platano Rock, 7dealysins, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Madrid
2009 | Hungary, Budapest, Millenaris Street Games
2007 | Berlin, Slug, Kieren Gallery
2005 | New York, Brooklyn , Head Organiser of Cycle Messenger World Championship Graffiti Wall
2004 | New York, Brooklyn, Shipsmast, Rock Star Bar Art Show
2004 | Berlin, Backjumps, Graffiti Expo
2003 | New York, Nolita, Crumpler Store Art Show
2003 | New York, Union Square, Body Glove Challenge Exhibition
2001 | New York , Adelphi University Student Exhibition (Winner U.C. Award)


COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Australia Canberra, Space Invaders, Permanent Collection
Sandra Powell and Andrew King Private Collection
Stephan Taylor, The Mad Collector, Private Collection
Kerry Allemand MURMA, Public Collection
Luke P. Moore Private Collection


Makatron's Gallery

Teeth Propeller Boat | Limited Edition Print

Teeth Propeller Boat | Limited Edition Print

$ 90.00 (USD 82.11 approx.)
Print Size: 32x32cm; Frame Print: 52x52cm
Media: giclee print
Edition: 20 ...
 
   
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Wind Farm With Wings | Limited Edition Print

Wind Farm With Wings | Limited Edition Print

$ 90.00 (USD 82.11 approx.)
Print Size: 32x32cm; Frame Size: 52x52cm
Media: giclee print
Edition: 20 ...
 
   
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Zebra Splash | Limited Edition Print

Zebra Splash | Limited Edition Print

$ 90.00 (USD 82.11 approx.)
Print Size: 32x32cm; Frame Size: 52x52cm
Media: Giclee print
Edition: 20 ...
 
   
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Fertile Cat | Limited Edition Print

Fertile Cat | Limited Edition Print

$ 90.00 (USD 82.11 approx.)
Print Size: 39x24cm; Frame Size: 50x38cm
Media: Giclee print ...
 
   
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Medieval Rhino | Limited Edition Print

Medieval Rhino | Limited Edition Print

$ 90.00 (USD 82.11 approx.)
Print Size: 40x24cm; Frame Size: 52x38cm
Media: Giclee print
Edition: 20 ...
 
   
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Zebra Clash | Limited Edition Print

Zebra Clash | Limited Edition Print

$ 90.00 (USD 82.11 approx.)
Print size: 38.5x32cm; Frame size: 54x48cm
Media: giclee print
Edition: 20 ...
 
   
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Deer Woman With Holes | Limited Edition Print

Deer Woman With Holes | Limited Edition Print

$ 90.00 (USD 82.11 approx.)
Print size: 37x25cm; Frame size:52x40cm
Media: giclee print
Edition: 20 ...
 
   
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Cycle of Life - Print

Cycle of Life - Print

$ 100.00 (USD 91.23 approx.)
Size: 52 x 52cm
Media: Giclee Print (+Frame)
Edition 20 (2 left) ...
 
   
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Tullum Cycles

Tullum Cycles

$ 100.00 (USD 91.23 approx.)
Size: 24 x 70 x 5cm
Media: Screen Print on Stained Wooded Box
Edition 10 (3 left) ...
 
   
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Flower Lips II

Flower Lips II

$ 500.00 (USD 456.15 approx.)
Size: 40 x 50cm
Media: Mixed Media On Canvas
Pair $900 ...
 
   
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Flower Lips I

Flower Lips I

$ 500.00 (USD 456.15 approx.)
Size: 40 x 50cm
Media: Mixed Media On Canvas
Pair $900 ...
 
   
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Cat Imaginations Black

Cat Imaginations Black

$ 1800.00 (USD 1642.12 approx.)
Size: 70 x 150cm
Media: Acrylic On Canvas
Pair $3000 ...
 
   
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Cat Imaginations White

Cat Imaginations White

$ 1800.00 (USD 1642.12 approx.)
Size: 70 x 150cm
Media: Acrylic On Canvas
Pair $3000 ...
 
   
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Blue Boro

Blue Boro

$ 1500.00 (USD 1368.44 approx.)
Size: 105 x 105cm
Media: Acrylic On Canvas ...
 
   
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Cycle of Death

Cycle of Death

$ 1500.00 (USD 1368.44 approx.)
Size: 124 x 124cm
Media: Acrylic On Board ...
 
   
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Cycle of Life

Cycle of Life

$ 1500.00 (USD 1368.44 approx.)
Size: 124 x 124cm
Media: Acrylic On Board ...
 
   
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Fertile Cat | Limited Edition Print

Fertile Cat | Limited Edition Print

$ 90.00 (USD 82.11 approx.)
Giclee Prints
$190 framed ...
 
   
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Zebra Clash

Zebra Clash

SOLD
$ 1500.00 (USD 1368.44 approx.)
Size: 120 x 91cm
Media: Mixed Media On Canvas ...
 
   
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Monkey Backpack

Monkey Backpack

SOLD
$ 90.00 (USD 82.11 approx.)
Media: Watercolour and pen on paper
$190. ...
 
   
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Guardian of your Clothesline

Guardian of your Clothesline

SOLD
$ 700.00 (USD 638.60 approx.)
Size: 1000mm x 1500mm
Media: Acrylic and Aerosol on Canvas
Description: The painting is an exploration in hybrid creatures living deep in the zone between light sleep and an active imagination. ...
 
   
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