By Javier Melian, ChromArt co-founder
British born, Matt Crump is a multi disciplinary artist living and working from his home studio in vibrant Brixton, London. Matt studied a fashion degree at Kingston
University and earned a Ba Hons in fine art. Entwined, these two disciplines inherently influence his outlook and methodology. Matt is a quarter French, a quarter Moroccan and the other half
British; an eclectic mix reflected in his various works of art.
Whilst trained in painting and photography, a new lease of creative life has seen him specialise in digital collaging using long forgotten images
His works from various projects are assimilated from antiquarian books and printed material scoured from dusty corners around the U.K and worldwide, with original source material dating as far
back as the late 17th Century. Through this “up-cycling” using scores of detailed intricate images these pieces take on an immersive and detailed style with an aire of the phrenological. This
technique sees the past reinvigorated back into hypnotic life with talismanic values.