Urban contemporary artist and tattoo artist Matt Roe brings his own style of inking to a series of works entitled, ‘Apollo’. This new body of work consists of several hand-customised busts of the Greek God, Apollo. Across each of these works, phrases and symbols from ancient mythology are hand written in black ink across the bone-white resin busts.
These works juxtapose classical historical mythology with imagery and pictograms borrowed from contemporary urban culture. Roe has chosen Apollo, the god of the arts, as a means to explore his fascination with referencing symbols of art history and applying new approaches in his own signature style.
Each bust is unique, and provides the owner with a chance to acquire an individual piece of artwork that forms part of this limited series.
Matt was born in Ascot and studied art followed by fashion design at University for the Creative Arts. In 2009, he began his self-taught career as a bespoke tattoo artist with a wide reaching International client list. He currently dedicates half of his time to bespoke tattoo art and the other half to his own distinct style of urban contemporary art, one influencing the designs and creative flair of the other.
Cultured marble and ink, signed by the artist
20.9 x 13.0 x 7.1 inches
Weight: 37.5 lbs
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