Brisbane Street Art Festival has turned Little Stanley Street into a vibrant canvas, with murals lining the street from a variety of incredible artists.
Today we sit down with one of the artists, @MCRT.Studio, to find out what inspires them and their artwork.
WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM YOUR ARTWORK?
My name is Maxim, and I create art together with my wife Rozelle under the name @MCRT.Studio, which is our initials. We’re figurative artists who tell a narrative through the use of juxtaposition of painted collaged elements.
WE SEE THAT A LOT OF YOUR INSPIRATION IS GAINED FROM YOUR PEERS… WHAT INSPIRED YOUR ARTWORK ON LITTLE STANLEY STREET?
Yes, I get inspiration from my family and friends and I like to use their portraits in my artworks. My art conveys ideas that reflect the connections that I make in my life and the values I hold. The artwork on Little Stanley Street is inspired by my family and the importance of prioritising human connections above personal ambitions.
YOUR WORKS RANGE FROM MURALS AND PAINTINGS TO PUBLICATIONS AND DESIGNS… DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE TO CREATE?
WHAT EXCITES YOU MOST ABOUT STREET ART?
I love the way a great piece of street art transforms the neighbourhood it’s placed in, by giving it a narrative and by brightening the daily commute of the people who live in it.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT BRISBANE STREET ART FESTIVAL?
Meeting other creatives and all the people in the community who appreciated being a part of this artwork.
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR FELLOW BUDDING CREATIVES?
Use every opportunity to create, and try to create your own opportunities as well.
WHERE CAN WE FIND MORE OF YOUR WORK?
You can find us on our Instagram: @MCRT.Studio.
Find out more about Brisbane Street Art Festival here.