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Artist Biography

Mat Maitland

Mat Maitland is a collage artist based in London. His distinctive surrealist-pop images and films have been commissioned by a wide range of clients including Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Kenzo, Bulgari, Emporio Armani, Hunter, Tate Gallery, MAC Cosmetics, Nike and Printemps Paris. His images have also been featured in various magazines including Interview, Self Service, Dazed Beauty, V, King Kong, Le Monde, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue Japan, Paper and Vanity Fair.

“The artistic heir to Warholian tradition, recalibrated in the digital age, Mat’s work blurs the boundary between high and low culture. His collages are pop, playful, cerebral and surreal. They’re steeped in nostalgia in as much as they reference future worlds, as witty commentaries on contemporary culture.” (Dazed Beauty)

“Maitland’s digital renderings are bursting with energy. They make the eyes skip and the mind race with their unusual juxtapositions, as he pits the futuristic against the nostalgic and the phantasmagorical against the familiar. Unusually, a quiet cerebral quality sits comfortably alongside palpable accents of pulp melodrama.” (Sotheby’s)

Mat is also creative director of Big Active Design where he has art directed and designed music campaigns and images for Michael Jackson, Prince, Beck, Goldfrapp, Basement Jaxx, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Lana Del Rey, Galantis and Mark Ronson among many others. 

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