80 x 100 cm
20 colour screenprint on aluminium sheet
Matt Small paints directly onto found pieces of metal, bringing physical elements of the city directly into his work, whilst merging them with the human sensibilities of his subjects. The artist paints portraits of anonymous figures, but these evocative impasto artworks are all about his subjects; previous projects include ‘Hope in Life’ a series of weekly workshops where the socially excluded could express themselves through painting and music. It is these people that Matt Small paints, often gifting the original artworks to the subjects themselves.