Melbourne is famous for great coffee…
… and Melburnians range from merely ‘picky’ to outright snobbery in terms of their favourite coffee haunts. So little wonder perhaps that an artist named Kaff-eine has emerged as one of the finest amongst Melbourne street artists.
Kaffeine Street Artist. Art with real animal instinct.
Most of Kaff-eine’s works feature animals or fairytale derivatives of creatures. Cute critters hugging into, or being hugged, by elf-like humans. Many of her works are poignant and leave the meaning of the artwork open for interpretation. These days she mostly works on commission and is one of the few street artists able to forge, what I presume to be, a decent living from her craft.
An enclave of Melbourne street artists.
There really is an incredible community of street artists in Melbourne and even the city itself welcomes the artform in an official capacity in many designated areas. With a lack of icons in comparison to our great rival city – Sydney (Opera House and Harbour Bridge for example) – the cobblestone laneways of the Melbourne CBD bedecked with appealing street art is often used as a backdrop for much of our marketing & promotion.
Kaff-eine is just one of many, many talented street artists that hail from Melbourne but whose canvas really is the world – such is the globalisation of the street art genre. She has daubed walls around the globe with her signature and bespoke creations from the Phillipines to Germany. Often in aid of charitable causes!