I’ve recently come across Matt W. Moore’s work, in particular the work he did for the Vincci Bit Hotel, where he painted the hotel’s fourth floor hallways. I am usually opposed to painting a wall because of the process of applying an artificial finish to a material. Despite that, I think Moore did it successfully because it is more of a mural, and the wall becomes a canvas to a piece of art. I can’t help but appreciate adorning otherwise nondescript walls and surfaces with vibrant and dynamic paintings.

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To realize work at this scale and to have it coherent, I would imagine that Matt W. Moore has to see the big picture before painting. Beyond that, it requires exceptional skills to keep that bigger picture in mind while realizing the painting.

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His work can be identified by bright colors and geometric patterns to produce an optical-illusion-type artwork. The paintings bring movement and liveliness to a place. Sitting here and looking at photographs of his work, I can stare at an otherwise 2D static object and have my eyes moving back and forth across the painting, seeing more and noticing more as time goes by. I can only imagine that seeing his work in person would be far more captivating.

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His work is all over the globe, and it is refreshing to see that he has translated his skills in graffiti and murals across a wide range of media and scales. From MWM Graphics: ‘Matt W. Moore works to the credo of ‘range is conducive to growth.’ Like many artists of his generation, Matt’s background was in action board sports and the action art of graffiti, each with their core value of speed, do-it-yourself ethic, enthusiasm for new terrain, and sheer fun of collaboration.

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Over the past decade, he’s applied those principles to his bold, graphic aesthetic in media both analog and digital, for projects both personal and commercial.

By Aiysha Alsane

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