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124 ARTIST PROFILE Matthew Dwyer

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Matthew Dwyer

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ith a natural talent for painting an immaculate likeness, Matthew Dwyer’s paintings often feature recognisable figures from film, TV and pop culture. His process sees him working in mixed media including spray paint, resin, gold leaf foil and 3D elements – often combined in the same artwork – while his background in graphic design informs his compositions; with details such as text, double exposures of pattern and overlaid paint splatters all adding to the impact of the finished piece.

David, 2019, digital and acrylic, 80 x 120 cm

by scorching the board with a blow torch, as well as allowing the natural lines and grains to show through. The patterns of the wood, which can be seen through the brushstrokes, adds to the rustic, grunge aesthetic that runs throughout the artist’s body of work. As a self-taught artist Dwyer has developed his skills and techniques, creating his own visual language. His work can be found in galleries, exhibitions and homes across the UK, including Penny Black Gallery and Optimum Fine Art in Essex. mattdwyer87@hotmail.co.uk

As well as using traditional canvas, Dwyer paints onto wood and textured surfaces which he treats

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