This meeting of ancient and modern is rather beautifully reflected by Matt’s choice of studio.
While he uses cutting edge equipment and art materials, he works in an old Victorian warehouse space which was one of the world’s first photo labs - to us a piece of history, but in its day the height of technological advancement. This is where Matt creates his stunning portraits using collage with mixed media including spray paint and gold leaf and infusing his work with what he describes as ‘a pinch of pop. Matt has been an artist for over 25 years. His work is widely collected and has been displayed in venues as diverse as independent galleries, London Underground stations, Bollywood film theatres, and the Royal Albert Hall. Commissions have come from the BBC, The National Theatre, and Guy Ritchie’s production team, and he has collaborated with high-end publications including Time Magazine, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. In 2018 his cover for Time Out celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was chosen from 2.500 covers since 1968 and hung in the 50 Years 50 Covers exhibition in London alongside works from Banksy and Tracey Emin.