We were incredibly excited to welcome back beloved Australian artist duo, We Buy Your Kids, for their second gallery show, “Harsh Majical,” in August 2014. Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney, the faces behind Sidney-based We Buy Your Kids, are known for their colorful, off-beat design style. They combine hand-made and digital techniques to create their work, often experimenting with color, shape and texture. Their influences include a shared love of comic books, skateboarding, music and film.
The show’s title, “Harsh Majical,” came from a direct English translation of a Chinese description of WBYK’s work. “We felt it might sum up the final outcome, but more importantly describes the fun we’ve had working on this collection.” It included prints from films previously tackled by Mondo artists, such as Alien and The Fly, but also introduced some new titles like White Men Can’t Jump and A Cat in the Brain.