Mulga is Joel Moore, a Sydney based artist, freelance illustrator and poet who paints murals, designs t-shirts and runs the Mulga brand. After having his first art show and launching his art career in 2012 he left his finance job in 2014 to become a full time art dude.
Known for his unique style of intricate line work & bright colours, Mulga’s art brings to life a world where tropical bearded men run rampant, lions smoke tobacco pipes, tigers wear diamond sunglasses and gorillas rule the world like some kind of funky planet of the apes.
If you were to describe his art you could say that it pulsates with an untrammelled use of colour and is made up of textured shapes and intricate line work that transcendently floats with emotion.
His creative portfolio to date is an impressive one with over 56 shows under his belt, winner of AS Colours Little Help Project t-shirt design competition, gold at the Illustrators Australia awards, finalist and peoples choice winner at Hazelhurst’s Art on Paper prize and his recent work with Samsung, Coca Cola, Toyota, Red Bull, Carlton, MTV, Adidas, Microsoft, Slurpee, Virgin Mobile, Jagermeister, CottonOn Kids, Flight of the Conchords, Universal Music, Sol Beer, Mambo, Oporto, Channel 7 Sunrise, The National Trust and Australia’s Got Talent.
Mulga enjoys writing a weird poem for every one of his creations because who doesn’t like a weird poem and he reckons it’s a neato way to make people smile.