paul x walsh

Auckland-based mural / street art / graffiti artist

Category: blog

‘Mural’ vs. ‘Graffiti’ vs. ‘Street Art’: my definitions.

Being a mural artist that often uses spraypaint, I have noticed that a lot of people seem to be confused by the terms “graffiti“, “mural” and “street art”. That’s understandable; we live in a confusing world, language is fluid, and art is subjective. However this is something I have spent too long thinking about, so

RIP Murray Ball

A week ago New Zealand lost one of our greatest cartoonists, Murray Ball. The night that I heard the news I went and painted a tribute to his primary character – the dog simply known as Dog – on a concrete water tower in our local dog park. I didn’t publicise this at the time

Artistic integrity, selling out, and pasta.

Over the next few months, I’m going to be involved in a couple of marketing / advertising / corporate gigs with my art. Being an old school, DIY-or-die punk rock type that loves my independence, this is something I spent a fair bit of time thinking about; am I going to be a sellout? Is this the first step in a decline where I am diluting my core ideals in exchange for a bit of temporary moolah?

The short answer, of course, is “yes”.