MWM (Matt W. Moore)
Matt W. Moore works to the credo of ‘range is conducive to growth.’ Like many artists of his generation, Matt’s background was in performance board sports and the excellent art of graffiti, each with their core value of speed, do-it-yourself ethic, enthusiasm for new terrain, and sheer fun of collaboration. Over the past decade, he has applied those principles to his bold, graphic aesthetic in media both analog and digital, for projects both personal and commercial.
As the founder of MWM Graphics, Matt dubbed his digital abstract style ‘Vectorfunk’ early on in his career, and has since employed it to cover surfaces ranging from Ray-Ban Wayfarers to Almond Surfboards; an Apple Desktop, Coca-Cola’s London Olympics Campaign, and an entire issue of Wired Magazine. Whether working in fine art or commercial applications, Matt W. Moore finds that each sparks the other. Graphic design projects often inform the Monumental Murals he paints in city neighborhoods around the world. His annual series of Watercolor Paintings in black and white might inform future Logo Designs. Cross-pollinating between disciplines allows him to constantly refresh his perspective and produce unique work. Applying his vision to new surfaces or in collaboration with others always proves his credo.
Many of Matt’s most memorable projects have been at the intersection of art and design and often involve substantial collaborative processes. These range from his own initiatives, such as his clothing line Glyph Cue and his home goods line Core Deco, to projects initiated by others. These projects include painted outdoor sculptures for Moscow’s Sretenka Design Week, robot-generated Sharpie marker drawings done with a Modified CNC Machine, and curated projects such as murals at Art Basel Miami Beach or corridor-length wall paintings in Barcelona’s Vincci Hotel. Leaving himself open to the inspiration of new places, materials, and looming deadlines, for the majority of his projects with art galleries, he arrives to the venue empty-handed, creating the entire body of work as a residency on-site, either in Paris, São Paulo, or Cincinnati, and always with accompanying outdoor murals and street paintings.