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Matt Small

Matt Small

Illustration graduate Matthew Small's work is raw and urban. Painting directly onto found pieces of metal he brings the physical elements of the city directly into his work. The subjects of his portraits are filmed in and around London without their knowledge. Working like this Small bypasses the staged element of portraiture, with the identity of the sitter becoming of lesser importance than the work itself. With a strong paint quality Small's approach gives the subject of portraiture an...

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Matt Small

Illustration graduate Matthew Small's work is raw and urban. Painting directly onto found pieces of metal he brings the physical elements of the city directly into his work. The subjects of his portraits are filmed in and around London without their knowledge. Working like this Small bypasses the staged element of portraiture, with the identity of the sitter becoming of lesser importance than the work itself. With a strong paint quality Small's approach gives the subject of portraiture an abstract and fresh feel. Small has been nominated for a number of awards including the BP Portrait prize and Hunting Prize.

Jealous is a Contemporary Gallery, print Publisher and printing Studio, based in East London’s creative hub of Shoreditch, with jealous north in Crouch End. We are known for our collaborative approach to producing high quality limited edition prints with many artists, galleries, designers and museums.

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