Tel Aviv & Toronto
Recently, Matt was flown to Tel Aviv, Israel where he worked alongside Converse, custom-painting their All-Star shoes at a live event. While there, Matt completed a 600 square-foot mural for Art Club Tel Aviv which was then shrunk-down and installed in the Tel Aviv Fashion mall. Once back in Toronto, Matt has recently completed several murals at local Toronto businesses such as Fnomenal Clothing Store, Graffiti Spot Bar, and Hendrixroe Clothing. In addition, Matt has worked live-painting at such festivals as Everybody Outside 2019, Promise Cherry Beach, and All Day I Dream 2019
Matt is a firm believer in giving-back. As such, he has worked with such charitable organizations as the UJA Federation, JACS Toronto, and M.E. Awaken. These organizations support at-risk youth and, without them, Matt himself would not be here today, as they helped him overcome his struggles in the past. Matt’s large-scale goal is to spread his message throughout the world: “There is always beauty to be found in the dark corners of life.” His paintings depict the juxtaposition of beauty and resilience in the face of struggle. Each of Matt’s subjects has faced some form of trauma or life difficulty and overcome it. It is a modern-day reminder not to judge a book by its cover. Matt’s style is heavily influence by his past in tattooing and graffiti. As such, his style can be explained as taking street art, cleaning it up a bit, and bringing it indoors. It is a meeting of raw experience and raw emotion, thoughtfully processed and translated onto the canvas.
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November 20, 2019 to Spring 2020
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3560 Bathurst St.
Toronto, ON, CAN.