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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 and hand lettered pieces.

I approach my art practice through the lens of wanting to unpack what lies beyond the surface of our seemingly three dimensional experience, teasing out the invisible subtleties and nuances which underpin the fabric of our human existence. Within this framework the real and the fantastical collide; science and spirituality intersect; traditional dualisms dissolve, expansive thinking is enabled.

‘Magical’ in flavour, my creative output is a mix of realism and abstraction that always considers the audience. Above all, I want my work to be easily accessed and interpreted. As such I love to work in urban spaces and community environments.

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

Featured Artworks

Infinite

Infinite

An exploration into the quantum concept of infinity. 

Toroidal Tableau

Toroidal Tableau

An impression of the body’s subtle energy system.

Gees

Gees

Street art commission, Pretoria South Africa.
Inspired by the historical use of the land as a Quagga farm and the spirit of the current local community. 

 

Resonate

Resonate

Cymatics meets type in this piece which represents one of the earth’s most profound resonant frequencies – 7.83hz. 

Paixão

Paixão

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

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.