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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Museum Of Plastic


Working under the moniker Cheeky Observer, Alicia McFadzean is a contemporary artist originally from Australia, now based in South Africa.


Magical in flavour, Alicia works across a variety of media to produce fine art, murals, and letter-centric artworks.


Guided heavily by her imagination, she draws inspiration from intangible structures of light, of shadow and energetic frequency. Folding in elements from the natural world, the human form, a hint of geometry, or language; the overall result presents itself as a colourful dance between realism and abstraction.


‘Something truly beautiful emerges when we layer the real with the abstract. It is comfort, a visual reinforcement that our lived experience has the potential to expand far beyond the three dimensional box that our five senses have constructed for us. The constant tension of having to exist solely in the ‘real’ dissolves, and we are met with a feeling of wholeness.
I want my work to be the vehicle that takes people to this space.’
Cheeky Observer mural for Elevate Education, Cape Town
A Dreamer's Dilemma by Cheeky Observer


a singular moment,
equal only to that of a vast eternity
the purity of escapism
sculpted by frequencies beyond perception
sweet little lightning bolts
a waltz of fire
collapsing and unfolding
falling up
into absurdity
into magnificence
into grace
Cheeky Observer Street Art