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Mike Chavez was classically trained as an animator and in a career spanning over 16 years worked for such studios as Disney, Warner Brothers and Dreamworks. In 2006 he switched his focus to fine art and quickly gained kudos for his skill and uncompromising subject matter. In 2009 he was nominated as a finalist for the Archibald award, Australia’s most prestigious portrait prize. He has exhibited in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Belgium, London and New York.

His work has appeared in Vogue Living, Belle, Urbis, Lino, Empty, Art Monthly blah blah blah… I’m boring myself shitless here. Anyway, You get the idea.

Surfer 2012 screen print & acrylic on board 168x180cm                                                                  Gold Coast City Art Gallery permanent collection      

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