How it all started........ Original Graffix (Formally named Gangsta Graffix) was established back in 2001 by World Famous artist: Matty Te Paea - (Mattybroart)
Matt started airbrushing as a hobby for fellow employees and friends.Within a year the company expanded allowing Matty and his wife Lana to pursue Original Graffix full time at weekend markets and online.
Matt started airbrushing for Celebrities such as Snoop, Kci & Jojo, Dmx, Xzibit, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Anthony Mundine, Scribe, Boyz to Men, Kurupt, The Rock and many more.
As the company grew, so did the need for more artists. Original Graffix welcomed Kane Manuel all the way from Aotearoa as its secondary artist in 2008. The company expanded to Sea World in 2013 and with a full team of artists all trained by Kane and Matt, we opened up at Movie World and Dream World.
After many successful yeas as the owner of Original Graffix, Matts passion for art lead him to pursue a career as large scale mural artist. He currently travels the world painting large scale murals at gym, restaurants, shopping malls etc.
After working along side matt as Original Graffix's Senior artist for 12 years, Kane Manuel and his wife Jacqui Manuel purchased Original Graffix in 2021. Due to the effects of Covid the company has moved to mainly being online based with live painting at the Surfers Beach Front Markets every Friday and Saturday night from 4-9pm where you can place your order and have it painted on the spot while you wonder around the market and enjoy the beautiful evening sunset.
Kane and Jacqui run regular art workshops for kids through NDIS. These workshops help kids explore their love for art teach kids that there is no wrong or right way to create art. Working with these young people has made our art journey feel so much more than just a business. We are able to share what we have learnt as artists and teach kids that art is an expression of ourselves and our personalities. No matter what or who you are as a person you can be creative in your own way.
Original Graffix is very well known on the Gold Coast. We also hold the World Record for the Largest Cap Painted! We continue to paint the Surfers Paradise Night Markets and various Shows around Australia which include the annual Sydney Easter Show and Brisbane Ekka Show.
If you are ever in Surfers Paradise, please stop in to the Beach Front Markets and meet us in person. We appreciate everyone who has supported our art journey.