Matthew Small

Matthew Small is a London-based street artist who works mainly with mixed media on found metal. “Found” metal is simply recycled metal and mixed media could be anything from traditional oil paint to human hair to rubbish. Street art may be defined as art on the street that’s not graffiti. In this respect, Matthews work certainly qualifies.

Matthew Small’s work has strong urban roots. By painting directly onto found pieces of metal, he brings physical elements of the city directly into his work. The people he paints are also found, filmed anonymously on the streets of London. In this way, Matthew focuses on creating portrait painting at its best, when the identity of the sitter is of lesser importance than the power and insight of the piece.

Charley // 90 x 133cm // Mixed media on car bonnet // POA
Connor // 126 x 140cm // Mixed media on car bonnet // POA
Darnel // 48 x 40cm // Mixed media on found metal // POA
Emma // 98 x 88cm // Mixed media on found metal // POA
James // 98 x 88cm // Mixed media on found metal // POA
Jerome // 113 x 95cm // Mixed media on car bonnet // POA
Joey // 102 x 138cm // Mixed media on car bonnet // POA
Jordan // 120 x 145cm // Mixed media on car bonnet // POA
Julian Linocut 1 // 77 x 60cm // Unique linocut print on sheet metal // POA
Julian linocut 2 // 77 x 62cm // Unique linocut print on sheet metal // POA
Julian linocut 3 // 85 x 53cm // Unique linocut print on sheet metal // POA
Julien // 98 x 130cm // Mixed media on car bonnet // POA
Max // 48 x 40cm // Mixed media on found metal // POA
Nick // 100 x 130cm // Mixed media on car bonnet // POA
Nikki // 98 x 88cm // Mixed media on found metal // POA
Rodney // 102 x 140cm // Mixed media on car bonnet // POA
Roger // 48 x 40cm // Mixed media on found metal // POA
Terry // 165 x 162cm // Mixed media on found metal // POA
Tim // 48 x 40cm // Mixed media on found metal // POA
darnell // 150 x 150cm // mixed media on assembled metal // POA
moses 3d remixed // 110 x 70cm // mixed media on assembled metal pieces // POA
zambian kid 4 // 67 x 56cm // mixed media on found material // POA
zambiankid 3 // 67 x 56cm // mixed medai on found material // POA // RESERVED
zambiankid 2 // 67 x 56cm // mixed media on found material // POA
zambian kid 1 // 67 x 56cm // mixed media on found material // POA
teef painting // 220 x 190cm // mixed media on assembled metal // POA
Ronny // 48 X 40cm // Mixed media on found metal // POA
Gareth // 46 x 89cm // Mixed media on found metal // POA
Shitima boy 3 // 61 x 90 // Mixed media on found metal // POA
Saul, edition of 165 // 44 x 64cm // Screenprint on paper // POA
Terry, edition of 100 // 43 x 35cm // Giclee print on paper // POA
Untitled // 70 x 50cm // oil paint, spraypaint, acrylic, crayon on waterproof paper, frame not included // POA

 

Untitled // 70 x 50cm // oil paint, spraypaint, acrylic, crayon on waterproof paper, frame not included // POA
Untitled // 70 x 50cm // oil paint, spraypaint, acrylic, crayon on waterproof paper, frame not included // POA
Untitled // 70 x 50cm // oil paint, spraypaint, acrylic, crayon on waterproof paper, frame not included // POA

 

Matt 3D 1

Matt Small thus integrated some relief to his work materializing so his paintings in 3D. The approach remains the same as the british artist salvages metal cuts he then brings togehter to portray anonymous people. This new approach brings some other accents to his pictorial world as the rigidity of the material forces him to simplify the shapes, to light the backgrounds and to concentrate all attentions on the main lines. –

 

Matt Small thus integrated some relief to his work materializing so his paintings in 3D. The approach remains the same as the british artist salvages metal cuts he then brings togehter to portray anonymous people. This new approach brings some other accents to his pictorial world as the rigidity of the material forces him to simplify the shapes, to light the backgrounds and to concentrate all attentions on the main lines. -

Matt Small thus integrated some relief to his work materializing so his paintings in 3D. The approach remains the same as the british artist salvages metal cuts he then brings togehter to portray anonymous people. This new approach brings some other accents to his pictorial world as the rigidity of the material forces him to simplify the shapes, to light the backgrounds and to concentrate all attentions on the main lines. –

Project for all the Homeless people to benefit

Project for all the Homeless people to benefit

Matt Small thus integrated some relief to his work materializing so his paintings in 3D. The approach remains the same as the british artist salvages metal cuts he then brings togehter to portray anonymous people. This new approach brings some other accents to his pictorial world as the rigidity of the material forces him to simplify the shapes, to light the backgrounds and to concentrate all attentions on the main lines. -


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