27 Jaw Dropping Works Of Street Art So Big They Will Never Fit In A Gallery

Sydney-based artist Fintan Magee is redefining street art.

1. Australian artist Fintan Magee works at a mind-blowing scale.

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2. He currently plies his trade in Sydney, Australia.

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3. Magee started writing graffiti in 1998 when he was at high school in Brisbane.

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4. He grew up in West End, where graffiti was a big part of the urban landscape.

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5. Working in Brisbane wasn’t without its difficulties however.

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6. “Brisbane is a culturally retarded ultra-conservative backwater with a borderline Draconian State and city government that is against anything interesting or out of the box,” says Magee.

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7. “In short it’s the worst city in the western world to be a creative freethinking person, fuck Brisbane.”

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8. Magee burst into the public consciousness with a work showing skydiver Felix Baumgartner titled Felix Backstroke.


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9. Magee has recently spent time in South America: “it was all pretty unofficial and we didn’t even have permission for most of the walls but everything came together.”

The Artifact, Bogota, Colombia

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10. His pieces are HUGE: The Displaced, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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11. “And hell yeah, it was fun”. Bad Hunter, Bogota, Colombia.

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12. Homeward Bound, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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13. Castles in the sand, collaboration with Martin Ron Murales, Buenos Aires.

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14. He has worked in the USA: Red Button 2, Hollywood, L.A

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15. Red Stick, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Collaboration with Seth Globepainter for the Museum of Public Art.

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16. Stiltsville Fishing Boy, Wynwood, Miami, USA.

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17. His work takes him right around the world. The unmovable object, Copenhagen.

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18. Queensland Rioter in Vienna, Austria

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19. The Letter, Dublin, Ireland

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20. Survival, London, UK.

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21. Western Development, ISAD studios, Jakarta, 2012

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22. Much of his work explores themes of a world riven by climate catastrophe. Flood Emergency Supply Drop, Newtown, Sydney.

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23. Elephant and Fisherman, Illawara performing arts centre, Wollongong.

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24. Designing the flood barrier, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.

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25. Testing the Brisbane flood refugee boat prototype, Coffs Harbour, NSW.

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26. Magee’s work recently starred at a graffiti festival in Toowoomba, Queensland.

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27. What’s Magee planning next? “I don’t know what my ultimate goal is; I just want to keep painting.”

Discovering Flight, Leichhardt, Sydney

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Simon Crerar is founding editor of BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
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