With only three sleeps to go until Chasing Ghosts’ Uppercup X That One Shot exhibition, it’s high time we bring you an insight into a couple more of the contributing artists. Introducing….. MIT!
Name / tag:
Mitch Walder / Mit.
Where are you from / based:
The Arts Hole, Melbourne
Describe your work or style:
Chaos eating Chaos.
The Uppercup event is raising money for animal welfare, why is this a cause that you wanted to support?
Charity events are fantastic to be involved in – no matter the cause. Sometimes I struggle with the validation of my art and events like this help not only personal moral but helping others which is one of the best feelings.
Did the fact that this piece was for a major cause change they way you looked at and approached the project?
No. Unless there’s a theme I usually just make the work with my usual process.
Can you tell us a bit about your piece?
It’s colourful and chaotic.
How do you think urban art plays a part in raising awareness for causes such as animal welfare?
It’s popularity helps bring people to the event and as I mentioned before, helping others is one of the best feelings to experience so if you can treat your eyeballs to some wicked art in the process – we all get gold stars.
How did you decide upon your name / tag?
‘Mit.’ derives from my high school nickname ‘Mitta.’ I started using the muse in my studio art class in Year 12 and it’s stuck ever since.
Who or what motivates you?
Surrealist processes. Dad’s words. Football mentality.
Who is your biggest creative inspiration?
My Dad often says to me “Why look out for inspiration when the most powerful source is within.” In saying that, Basquiat has inspired me with both his work and his words.
Who are you currently listening to?
Gang of Youths (Magnolia) and Tame Impala (Eventually) are getting a fair whack at the moment.
Who is your favourite artist of all time?
It’s between Dali & Basquiat. Even that battle would be amazing.
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
I already collaborate with the likes of Chehehe, Ohnoes and Crisis on a weekly basis at the studio. It’s pretty awesome. But someone outside The Arts Hole, my list is (and not restricted to): Brett Whiteley, Lister & Ermsy.