Monday, 2 April 2012

Matthew the horse at Pick Me Up 2012

Matthew recently exhibited at the Pick Me Up graphic art event at Somerset House. He was chosen as one of the 20 international rising stars of the graphic arts world specially selected by an industry panel. Above is a selection of the work he exhibited, based on, in his own words:

"I've tried to put together a series of prints and ink paintings that are about fun and enjoying today. I'm interested in people and finding the time to enjoy the simple things - floating in a boat, patting a dog, relying on each other. There is also a series of riso prints called Peoples. My characters are jolly and enjoy what they do, again its about living in the moment and not feeling overwhelmed by cynicism and want. Mostly though, it's about being jolly.

My series of paintings are an attempt to make something handmade that I'd like to hang on my own wall. Painting with a calligraphic line, I've tried to design a series of simple compositions that talk about our day to day. Again, I'm interested in small moments of fun or contemplation. The art work is graphic and simple but drawn with a handmade, naive aesthetic."

It's a perfect opportunity to invest in a beautiful print as all his work is available to buy. Further information can be found here.

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