The Abstract Self Portrait
Acrylic paint, spray paint and emulsion paint on canvas.
Original Mattie Art signed.
A statement piece, without a doubt. This abstract self-portrait brings colour and good energy anywhere it goes. You can get lost looking at it with layers and layers of emotion, feelings, memories, and thoughts.
Mattie started this painting over three years ago in Barcelona and has continued to work on it in Manchester, transforming it over the years to become the unique piece it is today.
Originally from London, Mattie grew up primarily abroad in Costa Rica and Spain.
The influence of experiencing different countries, cultures, and art hubs in Europe highly influence her vision. Mattie likes to push ideas, mixing contemporary styles with tropical, jungle themes and bold, bright colours.
"I work with many different materials, I love to experiment. Trying out different media to create interesting and unique outcomes, be it textures or colour combinations, is what keeps creating fun for me. For example, maybe in one painting I will use enamel, acrylic, gauche and spray paints. It's interesting how you can play around with the materials to create energy and emotion, regardless if it’s completely abstract or portraiture." explains Mattie Art.
You might find Mattie Art creating street art, or working on a mural for a restaurant, or in her studio working on her next collection. But whatever she is working on you will certainly see bold colour and an undoubtedly tropical influence.
Mattie is currently based between Manchester and Barcelona.
Please check out more of Mattie Art on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattie_art/
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Many of the pieces at Smolensky Gallery have the option to add a hand-crafted frame.
Our Framing Service
Our experts will cut, join and assemble each frame by hand to the exact dimensions of your artwork, creating your perfect finished work of art, ready to hang on your wall.
Some of our framing options may be more suitable for your artwork than others. For expert advice on the best way to frame, give us a call:
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Your Framing Options
Box framing is provided with all our online framing, creating a distance between the glass and your artwork, so no risk of ink transfer to the pane. it's the perfect, gallery grade choice for limited edition prints or original artworks.
Shadow float mounting is an option at our website, to give the appearance of an artwork floating within the frame. The mount – an archival foam core – creates depth too, by casting a shadow beneath the artwork. We highly recommend using a float mount when framing artwork with deckled (hand-torn) edges.
As always, all our materials are sustainable and archival to keep your artwork in mint condition and perfectly presented. Simply choose from our white or black float framing options, before adding to basket.
Glazing all our framing orders are shipped with glass. We take great care with packaging to protect your artwork.
Alternatively, for added piece of mind, we've the option of gallery grade cast acrylic, offering superb clarity and protection.
If you would prefer acrylic or other options such as ornate frames or UV protection, please call our gallery team on +44 (0)7799 165062 for a quote, or message us at the bottom right of this page.
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