Keep Up with Matt Wilde!

Keep Up with Matt Wilde!


To view Matt Wilde’s portfolio click here

The ‘Keep Up’ exhibition is a running commentary on life in the city.  Wilde’s work has a raw energy.  His figures represent the daily battle with the comings and goings of getting from A to B.

Life is something that happens while you’re making other plans’.

Artzu Gallery Manchester

Spinningstop

“I work in a way that captures movement and this comes from a quick, sketchy approach that stems from life studies and actually drawing people as they go about their daily business.

The urge to get the ideas from mind to canvas is evident in the immediateness of the charcoal or brush strokes. The fast pace of the thought process and work style coincide with the fast pace of today’s lifestyles.”

Artzu Gallery ‘Frappucino To Go with Extra Cream’

Frappucino To Go with Extra Cream

His streetscapes are hard-edged yet with a humorous charm. The irony and self-deprecation of Matt’s work give an opportunity to release daily anxieties with a quiet smile. He invites you into his world with little witticisms and observations that punctuate his visual prose.

“I think that the viewer can relate to the paintings in one way or another. Is it you waiting for the train or bus to arrive, or you rushing through the crowds while chatting on your mobile phone, or perhaps it’s you reading the latest headlines in the paper or feeling lost amongst the crowds.”

 

Art Gallery manchester

Late Night Shopping with Dad

“I have incorporated newspaper cuttings along with shopping receipts and tickets from public transport since 1998. I feel that they serve a purpose as a foundation to my work, capturing a moment in time along with dates and headlines. I sometimes add political humour to the work by creating my own headlines in newspapers, billboards or on adverts seen on taxis and buses, I feel that these small attentions to detail keep the observer interested in the work and help them to find something new in each view.”

Matt Wilde Artzu Gallery

An Uplifting Commute

Matt’s use of urban architecture shows the glamour that attracts you to the Big City. While this is a world we all too easily recognise, through Wilde’s eyes we somehow come to grips with its enormity and pathos.

 

To view Matt Wilde’s portfolio click here


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