The Bristolian Graff scene is probably the most prolific in the world, and one of their experienced promises “Matti” is having his first solo exhibition at the Upfest Gallery for a couple of weeks from January 28th until February 13th.
Matti is a graphic designer by trade and has been working in Bristol and the South West for over 20 years. Working in the design, media and print industry he thrives on the passion and thrills of concepts and designs. He is influenced by the urban art and culture scene along with worldwide travel.
All these amalgams of emotions, colours, and rhythms are articulated through an impromptu process using his hands as his tools.Working with a variety of mediums and techniques Matti has an ever changing and developing personal style. This style drives his desire to photograph, paint, draw, spray, sketch, scratch and burn, presenting his unique images to the world.
He creates unique art in many shapes and forms from 60s burlesque mosaic prints, dessert landscapes, Las Vegas chic to oil painted abstracts and individual graffiti styled urban art.He uses unique depictions of contemporary culture in a distinctive and progressive style to create visually-stimulating art. A true renaissance man, who is capable of not only tackling new media but of making them his own.
So as we always say… nothing to do during those 2 weeks and you’re around Bristol? You may then want to pop by the Upfest Gallery in 198 North Street with an opening night on Friday 28th from 18:30 an on. Enjoy!