This scratchbuilt model featuring artwork by OPTO was produced for Limn Gallery's first show of 2022, 'The Main Line - A homage to graffiti on Aotearoa's most iconic freight carriage.' Christchurch-based artist, GhostCat (Mike Beer), collaborated with over 25 talented New Zealand artists to meticulously create over 30 'SpaceRunner' freight carriage models containing various styles of graffiti, all on show and available for purchase from the 9th to the 24th of April 2022.
Size: 435 x 115 x 86mm (LxHxW)
Ghostcat, sometimes known as Mike Beer, is a UK-born, Christchurch-based artist and maker with a varied background across the creative spectrum. From a pathway including tattooing, theatre prop production and purveyor of pop culture, Ghostcat has since made waves with his scratch-built miniatures. Enamoured with 80s horror movies and influenced by outsider culture and urban decay, his output ranges from damaged heritage buildings and graffitied dumpsters to retro VHS tapes. His work not only intricately recreates tiny details, but is also imbued with connections to memory, place, community, and vitally, a healthy dose of humour.