Monty Collins

Born and raised in Māngere, South Auckland, Montgomery Collins has painted for New Zealand’s oldest graffiti crew, FDKNS (est. 1991) under the monikers MAYHEM, INK and MRBURNZ, since 1998. His classic style pays homage to the cultural roots of the graffiti movement in Aotearoa, often showcasing his Samoan and wider Pacific heritage as well as his love of Japanese culture in his art. His passion for pro-bono beautification work is a testament to his love for the craft, with his graffiti and mural work taking pride of place in town centres and schools for all to see. Montgomery has woven his upbringing and classic graffiti style into his professional career as a graphic designer. After completing his Masters in Graphic Design, he worked for top brands as Head Designer before setting out on his own venture as Creative Director for SDO Custom Designs.



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