Posted on February 13, 2011

Artist of the Week – Matt Keeling

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Matt Keeling has been working as a graphic designer and illustrator for the past 9 years. He has his own unique style which I think of as chaos and order all in one. This one particular series he had done a mixture of a subject with a graffiti feel to it. I love it! To me the more chaotic or distressed looking, the more interesting it is =] If you’d like to see more or even order prints please visit http://www.thepapershedgallery.co.uk/. You can also find out more about Matt at his personal site/portfolio http://www.mattkeeling.com/




The artist on his work:

Having been influenced through my work in the fashion industry and freelance work as an illustrator over the last 12 years, this work takes inspiration mainly from street artists such as Shepard Fairey, Eelus, Dface, Eine, Kevin Cyr and Mysterious Al to name a few. Having also painted watercolour landscapes for many years the work is a combination of the street inspired work that forms my freelance projects and my interest in local landscapes. I have tried to re-interpret the traditional landscape you may hang on the wall at home as a modern and urban piece of art. All the works are hand drawn with marker pens and then scanned into my Mac. I then use Photoshop and a Cintiq tablet as my tools of choice to paint/attack and work into the image. I like to bring type and hits of colour into an otherwise monochrome view, the colour to give the image punch and depth and the type to bring the graphic and bold feel that I love.

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