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A good friend introduced us to Matt and we discovered a fascinating, charming and sensitive man with an unexpected ability to make wonderful things happen, as you'll see!
Matt tells us he graduated with a degree in Illustration in 2003 and has been working as a full time artist since 2010. His work has gathered a significant following in recent years and his 2017 solo exhibition was a near sell out. Matt's work is collected internationally, and in 2016 the Telegraph named him as one of their ‘British Artists To Invest In’.
As a co-founder of the Pass It On Africa (PIOA) charity along with best friend James Macdonald, he is also one of the organisers of Brighton’s annual Heroes Run – an superhero themed family fun run along the seafront that has been running since 2005. As well as being PIOA's principle fundraiser the event has helped raise thousands for 20 other charities over the years. Matt tells us that The Heroes Run event was the starting point for his work on masks and exploration into identity, shown in his different series.
His wonderful efforts with PIOA have helped fund 5 school building projects in Kenya, Ghana, The Gambia and Uganda respectively. He says this has massively influenced his artworks, inspiring him to ask open ended questions about the human condition.
"The privilege of witnessing first hand both the day-to-day concerns of the developing world and my own culture has been surprising. Excess and greed is present in both extremes but so is hope and kindness. The cultural disparities are huge but at the same time there are behavioural universals that transcend culture and this is what drives my ideas."
We are fascinated by his images of people being observed while they are busy observing... they are so gently depicted without a trace of judgement. Similarly, he simply observes the difficulties of being yourself in this world without trying to explain, criticise or propose grand solutions. It is a pleasure to work with him and now to offer his work.
|S P A C E| Solo Exhibition
Paris Contemporary Art Fair
VIEW | Solo Exhibition
Kiss | Group Exhibition
KIND | Solo Exhibition
Art of Treason | Group Exhibition
Catawiki London Contemporary Art | Group Exhibition
Face | Group Exhibition
Cut It Out | Solo Exhibition
London Art Fair
Moniker Art Fair
Battersea Affordable Art Fair
Artists United | Group Exhibition
Hampstead Affordable Art Fair
Brighton Art Fair
Mind the Gap | Group Show
Capture | Solo Exhibition