Micke's confident hand and unapologetic choice of chromatically lush material’s, such as Posca pen’s, bright acrylics and riso inks, reward his audience with a visually delightful series of hand-generated arrangements. His playful compositions make use of balance, colour & contrast to showcase his masterful embrace of the primary palette. The bright and snappy works on exhibit recall his most prominent influences - Japanese comics, Scandinavian design and the balmy Sydney summertime.
Micke studied illustration at The Camberwell College of Art in London. After which, he spent some years living in London & around Europe, before finally landing in Sydney. Over the course of his travels his work changed from illustrations of monsters and animals to the more abstract and playful shapes and, flowers he is now known for. Micke wasted no time submerging himself in the local Sydney scene and is now a proud member of risograph print experts Pinch Press.
Selected clients include, Sydney opera house, Slowdown Studio, The Powerhouse Museum, Conde Nast, Studio Moross, BVN Architecture, Sydney inner west council, Kafnu, Intune vision...
'The Alessi Throw', commission for Slowdown Studio in 2020.
Part of Spring collection 2021.
This flowerpot is inspired by my series of flowerpot prints and paintings.
Slowdown Studio woven blankets are the perfect weight to be used on the couch, as a picnic rug, or to hang on the wall as art. They are proudly made from 100% cotton grown, spun and woven in the USA. All blankets are manufactured with yarn that is made from 70% recycled cotton, 137cm x 178cm.