'Naturally Goofy' 2016 Aerosol & Ink on Paper by Paul McNeill
Paul McNeil's artwork is such a part of Australian popular culture. It’s actually entrenched. I’m sure his images will trigger many happy and familiar memories.
Paul was one of the original MAMBO designers (along with Reg Mombassa) and responsible for some of those crazy graphics (above) that you’ve been trawling ebay for. These incredible designs were celebrated at an exhibition at the NGV in 2015 as a 30 year retrospect of the brand.
Paul designed SO many memorable album covers including Magic Dirt (above) The Hoodoo Gurus, Knievel, Superchunk, The Welcome Mat, The Clouds, Frenzal Rhomb...
Many of the concerts and festivals that I went to during the 90’s had their tour posters designed by Paul (above) including Hole, The Beastie Boys, Pavement, Dinosaur Jnr, Gill Scott Heron, The Lemon Heads, Big Day Out, Beck and Sonic Youth.
In 2010, Paul co-founded The Art Park in Byron Bay where he works and lives. It’s a store, a clothing line, an artist residency and an art gallery championing contemporary art as accessible.
A great break through project similar to the achievements of the now defunct Nine Lives Gallery in Brisbane and Mild Manners in Sydney where the culture of learning and loving art is embraced and encouraged alongside traditional gallery concepts.
Paul McNeil has just opened a new show of works of Ink on Paper titled Naturally Goofy at Mild Manners Gallery in Sydney.
A collection of mostly poster style pieces, the colourful works are niave and true to his style, witty and humorous.
Mild Manners is currently located above Title Store on Crown Street in Surry Hills and this exhibition is showing until the 16th of July.