Never Meet Your Hero


It's been a while since I've posted on this blog and I feel like right now is the appropriate time to do it! It's been a whirlwind year for myself and the team, after completing a string of commercial music videos in the first half of 2015, as well as pieces for HTC global and other corporate clients. I've been on Australian soil for the better part of the last 3 months, which has been a welcome break to the frantic travelling of late 2014/early 2015. After all this hustle and bustle, in May I decided to take a break from production to pursue painting. The result is a series which is based on and inspired by my time in the entertainment industry, called 'Never Meet Your Hero'. The creative process started with clay sculptures, and then progressed into acrylic paintings. The pieces explore the emotions and thoughts I experienced while working heavily in the entertainment industry and how, in many ways, it was detrimental to my health for a period of time. The works are a genuine processing and a rebuilding of sorts, and a way I've been able to understand and appreciate the tumultuous nature of the beast. There is an inconvenient truth in them, which has taught me much about myself as an artist both on the canvas and in the other creative disciplines I practice. Some lessons aren't easily learnt, but I'm sturdier than before because of this one. My intention is that they would be an inspiration and a resuscitation to those who see them, to pursue their creative desires in the face of any opposing voice. 

I'm proud to announce that you can see the works this month throughout 16th - 30th September, in my home suburb - Manly. The exhibition will be held at Belgrave Cartel and the launch party is from 6pm on the 16th. Original works and a limited edition prints will be for sale. 

Shortly after the exhibition I will be commencing a period of international travel, with exciting developments on the horizon in the realm of production once again. Stay tuned for more updates - I will be posting more regularly on here! 

Matt