Local artist AZZURRO, or Azzy Batic has unveiled his newest piece, an expansive, colourful mural that spans the Tea Tree Plaza Interchange.
Batic is an Adelaide street artist known for his vibrant pieces that integrate futuristic elements and visually complex scenes.
With work in a slew of locations such as Adelaide Central Markets and Central Market Arcade, Alimentary and Jetty Road Brighton, Holiday Inn, Westfield, Headspace, and the Adelaide Showgrounds, you are likely to have seen one of Batic’s murals.
Recognisably colourful and full of movement, his art has placed in the direct eyesight of the State Government, who commissioned the latest piece in Tea Tree Plaza.
“It’s probably my most challenging piece so far, it’s not just the time and location spent, but the artwork itself is so detailed,” Batic tells me.
In fact, the piece was painted over 200 accumulated hours with the help of two other local artists, Jade Mars and Charlotte O’Rielley (and Batic’s brother Josh) in the last two months of 2020.
With the paint having just dried on the mural, Batic hopes that street art lovers will flock to the Interchange.
“There’s crazy little things hidden in there, it’s for little kids and big kids,” he laughs.
Featuring hot pinks, electric greens and a ton of hidden optical treats, it’s an undeniably detailed piece.
This February, to coincide with Adelaide’s so coined festival season, Batic will be releasing a street art map on his website that buyers can follow to locate his best pieces.
And in the coming months, expect an AZZURRO picture book filled with pieces similarly themed as the Tea Tree Plaza Interchange mural.
Big things ahead.
Keep up to date with Batic’s work and launches at https://www.azzurroarts.com/.