Carp Matthew is a London based visual artist predominately working with oils. He is known for his dark, visceral and grotesque style featuring mutated lost characters, full of longing, despair and banality.
Continually roving between subject and observer, Matthew’s visualisations are at once the artists’ own nihilistic and dark observations of contemporary society with all of its pitfalls as well as the artists’ own longing to understand and assimilate into the world around him.
His abstract figures are often depicted in empty rooms, or carrying out mundane and everyday tasks, whilst their true nature or feelings are revealed through mutated expressions or physical manifestations. Often working with oils or acrylics using block background colours to highlight his abstract and distorted figures.