"Catz Beer" Brandon Minga Milwaukee, WI

Brandon Minga’s “Catz Beer” mural was assembled and installed in September of 2016. An homage to both Milwaukee’s beer culture (Catz/Blatz? GET IT?) and to Minga’s amazing multimedia style, this is the only 3D style mural of its kind in the whole world… and we have it right here in a Milwaukee alley. Said Minga to the Milwaukee Independent, “Street art has a multitude of roles in the environment of the neighborhood it’s in. I would think that not only does it have a social and cultural impact in terms of the message the artist brings to their mural, but it also brightens the neighborhood.”

From Minga's website: "As an artist, my reverence for constitution and function electrifies my creative sensibilities, leading me to find inspiration in all things mechanical, from industrial architecture and historical mechanisms to the greatest machine of all—the human body. Through innovative uses of collage and assemblage, I seek to explore the parallels between technology, the human environment and the mortal condition. Layering wood, paint, graphite, paper, giclée prints and found objects together into beautifully intricate compositions, I meld nature and artifice into surreal worlds of organic automatons and living structure. I want to know what makes things tick, and find ways to make them tick in an unexpected, yet inspiring new way. Taking apart my environment and my being to discover their inner workings and all the moving parts beneath, then reconnecting the pieces in new configurations to create living, breathing machines of high art. That’s how I work."