Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy (aka Malangeo) creates wonderfully weird portraits of "creepy-cute" critters, macabre beasties & fragile floral beings.

His work is a celebration of traditional oil painting techniques and contemporary pop surreal style. Brought up on the irreverent humour of cartoons and comics like The Farside and Calvin & Hobbes; his art oozes of whimsical charm, dark humour and pop culture references.

Michael has held solo shows at The Depot Artspace & Satellite gallery, and has been in many group shows in galleries around New Zealand, the US, UK and Italy.

5 questions, 5 answers

Do you have a favourite colour?

Just one, that's tough! Olive green is delightful!

How do you take your coffee?

As a green tea.

Is there something you can't live without in your studio?

Sunshine & lollipops!

Who is your favourite artist of all time + now? Why?

Caravaggio just beats out Dali & Rembrandt for my all time favourite, the original enfant terrible of the art world! Currently I absolutely love what Martin Wittfooth has been doing with his powerful & thought-provoking pieces on humanity - painted in such a timeless & beautiful style.

5 words that explain you or your art?

Quirky, Whimsical, Creepy, Dark, Fun.