A 2004 graduate of the Camberwell College of Arts, Matthew founded the artists’ collective !WOWOW!, organising guerrilla art exhibitions and throwing London’s most notorious and decadent squat parties. While also providing musical and muse services to his friend Gareth Pugh, Matthew converted a first-class degree in painting to founding a movement he calls Optimism As Cultural Rebellion – using collaborative activity, film, performance, sculpture and shamanism to invert 20th-century nihilism into a more life-affirming form of creativity.

 

Named as Britain’s most influential artist under 30 by the Sunday Times, and listed as one of music’s most fearless by NME because of his video work for S.C.U.M and These New Puritans, his future plans include interactive billboard art and moving image production with Warp Films.