Big Active


Artist Biography

Mat Maitland

Mat Maitland’s contemporary surrealist derived images and films are instantly recognisable and memorable. His work is full of enthralling pop complexities referring to the worlds of fashion, vintage magazines, music, paintings and films. His rich textures and multi-layered compositions combine to form enchanting and magnetic images. His approach to image-making is refreshing, with an enthralling pop flavour and a long-lasting effect.

His fashion focused imagery and films have been commissioned by clients including Hunter Original, Kenzo, Printemps Paris, The Tate, Vogue Japan, Interview Russia and Hero Magazine.

His many years of experience also cover the disciplines of Art Direction & Design. Currently Creative Director at Big Active Design, he has created powerful music campaigns and images for Michael Jackson, Prince, Beck (earning a D&AD Yellow Pencil), Goldfrapp, Basement Jaxx, Elton John, Kylie Minogue and Mark Ronson among many others.


Leopard Tree Dream