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Cheeky Observer | Cheeky Observer Artist Bio
Cheeky Observer specialises in illustration, murals, hand lettering and design. She works across locations in Sydney and Cape Town
About, Cheeky Observer, Alicia McFadzean, Artist, Cape Town, Berlin, Prague, Sydney, contemporary artist, typographer, calligraphy, murals, wall art, street art, branding, hand lettering, design
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Cheeky Observer Alicia McFadzean painting

Synthesis Of Form And Thought

Working under the nom de plume “Cheeky Observer”, Alicia McFadzean is a contemporary artist attempting to craft a visual magic in each of her creations. Alicia works with acrylic, aerosols, ink and digital media to produce large scale murals, fine art, typographic and illustrative pieces.

From our everyday experience of our three dimensional world to that of the dreamscape beyond the five senses, it is my artistic mission to consider the human experience on many different levels –  as we exist in relation to the natural environment, to each other within societal structures, and to the subtler aspects of self that relate to our higher order of being.  What are the fundamental beliefs that shape our world lens, fuel our imagination, and spark our empathetic reflex? 

 

The evolution of my creative output over time has seen themes of sustainability, socio-cultural awareness, and the intersection of science and spirituality become increasingly pivotal to my work as an artist.

 

Commercially, I offer artistic solutions to disruptive brands, start-ups, businesses and individuals who are making a conscious effort to improve our world. 

Featured Work

Infinite

Infinite

This piece reflects on the quantum concept of infinity and our potential for existence beyond the limitations of our three dimensional sensory experience. 

Inospace Mural

Inospace Mural

Mural commission for N’dabeni’s newest creative working hub. 

I Drifted Off For A Moment

I Drifted Off For A Moment

 A collision of topographic inspired line work and typography. 

Lemniscate

Lemniscate

An artwork that continues my thematic exploration into the concept of infinity.
Lemniscate pays homage to the infinity symbol and its use in sacred geometry, mathematics, science and cultural teachings around the world. 

Elevate Education Mural

Elevate Education Mural

Spurred by positive impact that Elevate has had on students across a spectrum of socio-economic backgrounds, I wanted to imbue the spirit of ‘extraordinary’ into this mural for the company’s work space.

Paixão

Paixão

Mural commission for Vida e Caffè. Inspired by the passion that comes from this unique blend of Portuguese and South African cultures.

I Believe

I Believe

Artwork produced for ‘Typo-Graffik’ – a typographic exhibition held at The Drawing Room, 2017