Eddie Lock

Eddie Lock

Mau Mau

Mau Mau

Roots planted in the surf and country vibes of the North Devon coast, Mau Mau brings an air of rural sophistication to the art he has been knocking out for over a decade.

The artist's name comes from time spent in Ghana in the early nineties. A three-week visit became a four-month stay with Rastafarians from the Twelve Tribes temple who couldn't pronounce his name. Mark became 'Mau Mau' and the name stuck.

He has since painted his way around the world, his artwork appearing on everything from shipwrecks to surfboards to billboards to city walls, in locations as far flung as Jamaica, Australia, Egypt and Thailand.  Closer to home, Mau Mau has chalked up a reputation through the environmental and politically astute threads that have consistently run through his artwork; bitterly topical with a tongue-in-cheek sweetener.

Mau Mau's prolific body of work away from canvas and wall spaces provides testament to his strength in depth.

Meanwhile, disc sleeve/logo artwork and music video animation for the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Roots Manuva, Herbaliser, Skitz, Rodney P and Estelle has brought international recognition for his talents as a graphic designer.