'The Life Raft' by Fintan Magee, 2018
24 x 30 Inches
Fine-art Giclée print on Italian cold-press watercolor paper.
Limited Edition of 100 (#49/100)
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Fintan Magee, a prominent Australian street and fine artist, creates socially and environmentally engaged works. He often uses personal experiences in order to describe global world issues. In addition to pressing issues such as the climate change, Magee often comments on social topics of various people, like the migrant crisis, through his clever and authentic works. The artist has received a great national appraisal for his work portraying Felix Baumgartner in Brisbane and he has participated in various public art festivals in Australia and abroad since 2007.
ABOUT THE ART
In early 2011, Fintan Magee’s home city of Brisbane, Australia was hit with the worst flood in decades. During the disaster, 20,000 homes were damaged and 32 people were killed with the cost to the economy of the region at $10 billion. With extreme weather events becoming more and more common in the region many scientists have linked the severity of the floods to the ongoing issue of climate change.
This painting depicts two of the artist’s school friends who were affected by the flooding. The artist aims to use personal experience and stories to talk about broader issues relating to climate change and the environment.