Location: Classical High School Smoke Tower
Neighborhood: South Side
Installation: September 2015
Mik Shida’s free-flowing approach transforms the utilitarian smoke tower into a dynamic neighborhood icon. Each side of the tower shows a different side to his work with a gestural climax of color and surging line. Curated by Classical High School alumnus Nicholas Platzer of INOPERAbLE Gallery, Vienna, Austria.
“I remember seeing a lot of works as a kid that inspired me, so the idea of doing a mural at a school where it might inspire young people really appealed to me.” – Mik Shida
Mik Shida is an Australian artist based in Łódz, Poland, specializing in large- scale murals, painting, sculpture, video work, and installation. Nicholas Platzer, a Classical High graduate, runs INOPERAbLE in Vienna, Austria, which has been organizing mural projects around the world since 2008.