Mau Mau is a British artist who skillfully combines influences from high and low culture, in what are often humorous, although always critically incisive slices of social commentary. Through his whimsical and playful artworks, Mau Mau creates deeply critical and metaphorical art which tackles our contemporary world. He brilliantly combines political, environmental, and cultural commentary to his work – usually perfectly blended with his trademark character of a mischievous and fun-loving Fox. Mau Mau presents fresh air and a new approach to the art world. He has been creating for more than two decades and making people question our everyday reality.
His jolly artworks are tricking the viewers into contemplating the underlying seriousness of his messages about capitalism, advertising, politics, and our contemporary society. He has been painting all around the world, while his artworks can be found on literally everything, from shipwrecks and surfboards to billboards and walls in the cities. Mau Mau is using the power of art to relay messages of social importance. Today, his brilliant artworks present a powerful critique of globalization, capitalism, mass media, and fake news.
Mau Mau has produced work for World Land Trust, Greenpeace, Surfers Against Sewage, and the Glastonbury Festival, and for record companies such as Ninja Tunes and Lowlife Records. He is the architect of cult brands Sewerside Boardwear and Fear Trade. His street work can also been seen all over the world including the UK, Jamaica, Thailand and Australia. He has had sold-out exhibitions in the UK, Japan and Thailand.