Matt CrumpShop prints
Matt Crump is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working from his home studio in Brixton, London. Matt studied a fashion degree at Kingston University and earned a Ba Hons in fine art. Entwined, these two disciplines inherently influence his outlook and methodology. A quarter French, a quarter Moroccan and the other half British; an eclectic mix reflected in his various works of art. Matt Crump’s latest works are assimilated from antiquarian books and printed material scoured from dusty corners around the planet, with original source material dating as far back as the late 17th Century. Through this “up-cycling” using scores of detailed intricate images these pieces take on an immersive and detailed style with an aire of the phrenological. This technique sees the past reinvigorated back into hypnotic life with talismanic values. THE EIGHT OF SNAKES, created using over 150 separate vintage images symbolising life, love and death; harmonious devourer of the human imprint in time and space . Coloured with Ming Dynasty tones to compliment the notion in Chinese astrology that the perfect symmetry of the number eight lends itself to perfect balance.