The artist Mau Mau has a body of work which stretches back to the 1990s. His street art has chronicled the evolving nature of UK counter-culture and larger world themes which have impacted it. Talking Out of My Art is a chronological journey through Mau Mau’s artwork. It begins with his Devon surfing roots and follows his development as a street artist, honing his skills in London, to exhibiting around the world. His street pieces are always memorable.
Part of his enduring popularity is his ability to simplify complex themes with a quick phrase and the use of characters such as his most well-known creation, Mau Fox. This book captures the images, but it also gives a unique glimpse behind the scenes. Talking Out of My Art provides insights into how one of the UK’s most iconic street artists produces his work.
The book is 245mm x 245mm, and the 240 pages are printed and bound on heavyweight 150gsm paper.
“I first discovered Mau Mau in 2001 when I saw his artwork on Rodney P’s album cover and immediately realised I needed to work with him. His style is unique and his art always thought-provoking. His work is often inspired by environmental and political activism with a heavy dose of reggae. He has since produced over 50 designs for my brand, THTC Clothing. The biggest compliment that I can pay him is that THTC would most likely not exist today if we had not been working together for the last two decades. He truly is a master of his craft. Quietly modest, always great.” Gav Lawson (THTC Clothing)