Journal

Kaitlin Beckett VS Matthew Dunn

HUMANITY IS NO STRANGER TO THE CONCEPT OF WAR. NATIONS HAVE BATTLED EACH OTHER FOR CENTURIES. BUT FOR GENERATIONS THERE HAS BEEN A SECRET WAR RAGING ACROSS ALL CORNERS OF THE GLOBE. AN EPIC BATTLE BETWEEN MAN AND BEAST.

KAITLIN BECKETT AND MATTHEW DUNN PRESENT ARTISTIC DOCUMENTATION OF THEIR CHOSEN SIDES OF THIS CONFLICT IN THEIR JOINT EXHIBITION “VS.”

If you’re on Facebook you can find the event page by clicking HERE

Free Comic Book Day

If you’re in or around Melbourne this Saturday then come along to…..

I’ll be there from 11am – 12pm doing free sketches. Free art and free comics, who can resist that?

Albums & Books & Posters & Stuff

Various projects have resulted in me being pretty quiet around here for awhile now. I’ll have some new t-shirt designs to upload in the new year, but if you’re wanting to keep an eye on other things then you can visit my website HERE or check in with me on my Facebook page HERE (which is the main place where I post in-progress art and other things, and it’ll be even more active next year as I’ve recently signed on to help develop 2 new comic series).

Late January (2012) will see the release of the new Crippled Black Phoenix album, titled (Mankind) The Crafty Ape. I’ve produced all the art/design work for the CD and vinyl releases, the covers of which look a little something like this….

I’ve also been working on a poster for the band’s 201…

Sturstein + Matthewdunnart + The Game Of Kings

Earlier in the year I collaborated with Sturstein on a piece for The Game Of Kings.

Sturstein and I have collaborated on a number of pieces in the past, and it’s always a fun and unique experience as our styles and approaches are quite different. One of the main differences between our work is that Sturstein often works with a very clean, graceful line, whereas mine is often sharp and jagged. When I received the penciled page to work on I instantly knew that it would lose some energy within the line work if I were to apply my heavy inks over the top of it. So instead I just upped the contrast a little, filled in some areas that needed to be solid black, and applied colours directly over the penciled page.

After that we bounced the image back and fourth to refine a few details. …

Post-Exhibition

Thanks to everyone who came along to check out The Justice Will Be So Fantastic. The response has been great, and to answer the second most commonly asked question from the opening night ‘There may be more vigilante toys available in the future’ (it was second only to the ever-popular ‘Where do you get your ideas?’, which in this case was quite easy to answer as the whole exhibition was built up around the last 3 albums by Crippled Black Phoenix).

I’m currently formatting photos of all the art to put up on my website, until then here’s a post-exhibition video that shows all the work from the show.

Thanks

Matt

A Ghostly Presence (oooooOOOOoooooo)

And that ghostly presence is me. With my latest exhibition just over a week away it’s been quite some time since I’ve been able to get onto RB for any solid activity. So many great artists uploading so much great work, I’ll have a lot to catch up on when the exhibition is over and I can return to check things out.

If you’re in or around Melbourne on September 2nd then come along to the opening of The Justice Will Be So Fantastic starting at 6pm at Artboy Gallery. The gallery is located at 99 Greville Street in Prahran, right near the train station.

On Sunday September 4th there will be a performance by Melbourne philharmonic ensemble String Source, more information on that can be found here. I’ve long been a fan of art/music collaborations (it’s wha…