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Artist Info – (Jay) Carnegie Muir
Born in 1969 in Scotland, Jay Carnegie Muir is a male artist currently working and living in Australia, who has developed a uniquely recognisable style. His artworks bear motifs from Australian culture featuring Koalas and he says that Australia is his muse, and Koalastralia is his creative expression. When he was just 5 years old, he moved from Scotland to Australia and that’s the point at which he recognised himself as an artist. Koala-stralia art started off in a style that we know from Colombian artist Fernando Botero who painted cute, fleshy figures. Muir creates similar figures, however, they have one more quality: they were more ‘Koala’ than human.
Media: Painting, Printmaking.