While wandering in Dunedin on Monday 21 May, I came across this mural when I looked into a carpark that’s opposite Taste Nature in High Street. From the signature I found that its a 2018 mural and from an Otago Daily Times article I found that it was done in February. The artist, Jacob Yikes, calls the style ‘Cartoon Surrealism’ and the ODT article has a video of him talking about his work. Jacob Yikes is based in Christchurch NZ and in the article he explains he has had a lot of work commissioned since the earthquake which has helped him work as a full-time artist.
The ODT article reports: “Yikes said that he put a personal spin on most of his paintings, using high impact colour and scale.”
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross carpark, High Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Here are my photos and I’ve chosen to display them in order from the ‘tail’ end of the mural and working toward the more complex elements at the ‘signature’ end. I hope you enjoy them, I find them great fun! — Liz
Text and Photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2018)