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Art Focus: Discover Newcastle Mural Artist Mul Draws

We caught up with the mastermind behind the murals taking over Newcastle as Mul reveals all in a get into Newcastle exclusive...

 

 

Tell us a little about yourself...

I’m Mul, a local artist from Newcastle! People have grown to know my work from my disco-style characters that I’m painting across the walls of the city. I think the piece that people are probably aware of the most is the ‘Young Hearts Run Free’ mural in the Quayside area!

How has Newcastle affected your creativity?

Newcastle is an amazing city full of art and creative people. Our famous Geordie culture has influenced my style, my creative drive and definitely taught me that ‘shy bairns get nowt’!

Tell us a little about the creative scene in Newcastle at the minute…

Newcastle is blossoming! There are things happening all around us; events, shows and gigs, and it’s a really exciting time for the city. I’m proud to be a part of it. There is also a huge boom in independent businesses around here at the moment which is great to see.

 

Tell us about your style? What do you enjoy the most about this particular art form?

I call my style at the moment ‘Disco Style’; it’s fun, colourful, bouncy and reflects the music that I’m listening to when I paint. I have quite a short attention span when it comes to making a piece, so I had to create something that would be bold and stand out…

Do you have a favourite piece among your work?

I guess it would be the ‘Young Hearts’ piece! It was the first time I painted those characters and opened the door to progress to where I am today.

You recently launched a show with Unit44. Tell us all about that experience...

It was incredible! It was my first ever capsule show alongside Unit44 where I showcased a whole new range of screen-prints, canvasses and never-before-seen merchandise. The opportunity to show my work to people in BALTIC 39 on High Bridge was a special moment for me... 

Shoutout to 3 NE1 indie businesses...

Big love to the guys and girls at Market Shaker, shoutout to Laneway Coffee for constantly serving up the good stuff and last but not least, Dabbawal for knocking up some of the tastiest curry dishes in NE1!


What do you think of Mul's art? Get in touch via our social channels. Twitter: @NewcastleNE1, Instagram: @NewcastleNE1, Facebook: @GetIntoNewcastle.

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