Red Spice Road is synonymous with its red lantern and the three large-scale Bromleys that adorn the wall of the main dining area.
As part of a $1 million dollar makeover in early 2016, Red Spice Road comissioned up and coming Melbourne artist, Mike Eleven, to paint a 13.5 metre long wall at the entry to the restaurant and across the private dining rooms.
Mike Eleven is a young Melbourne based artist with a background in art, illustration and design. Self taught, he began painting in secret, mainly street art, aged 16. Now 22 years old and a full time designer by day, Mike paints and works on his own passion projects as often as he can.
Much of his current work draws on the strong Asian women of his childhood including his mother and five aunts. His depiction of these characters from his life and imagination is fascinating. Ethereal and beautiful with a tough, steely core of self-determination.
Energy and life exudes from Mike’s work. The women he draws are young urban energy forces – distinctly Asian in origin – from a new homeland, which could be anywhere. They display strength, vulnerability and a passion for life, perhaps a little like the artist himself?
Join us at Red Spice Road McKillop St to see this impressive artwork for yourself.