CARP MATTHEW (b, 1980) is a British artist born in Birmingham and based in London.
Carp Matthew is a visual artist predominately working with oils. He is known for his dark, visceral and grotesque style featuring mutated lost characters, full of longing, despair and banality. Continually roving between subject and observer, Carp Matthew's visualizations are at once the artists’ own nihilistic and dark observations of contemporary society with all of its pitfalls as well as the artists’ own longing to understand and assimilate into the world around him. His abstract figures are often depicted in empty rooms, or carrying out mundane and everyday tasks, whilst their true nature or feelings are revealed through mutated expressions or physical manifestations.
Often working with oils or acrylics using block background colours to highlight his abstract and distorted figures.
Carp Matthew has exhibited through out Britain and has recently started to cement himself within the international art fair circuit.
He has been described as one of the most exciting, emerging figurative painters on the rise. "Carp Matthew's brutally honest works are a welcomed breath of fresh air for the art world, a truly unique visionary with supercharged raw talent”
A powerful piece depicting two guard dogs facing each other holding a key, rich symbols infuse this piece with allegory and narrative. A stunning pattern of baroque flowers coated over the dogs sits perfectly against the deep black background.
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