Presenting Matt Gondek
Matt Gondek is a Deconstructive Pop Artist, whose work is possessed with a raucous punk rock spirit, celebrating rebellion and destruction. With a vivid pop color palette and a disarmingly playful tone, he tears down and explodes cartoon idols, akin to slaughtering our modern-day gods with a disarming style. A self-taught artist and entrepreneur with a sharp business sense, Matt has carved an impressive niche and gained notoriety with his distinctive essence. He is also the host of Clean Break Podcast, an inspirational forum of influential artists sharing stories and insider-talks on how to succeed in the art world.
Born in 1982, Matt’s creative voice is rooted in the 90s experience; as a true conduit of his generation and a potentially pointless search for meaning and purpose amidst the cruelties of life. He boasts sold out exhibitions in his home of Los Angeles as well as in New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Celebrity clients include J. Balvin and The Weeknd.
Matt’s gloriously fierce meditations in mayhem are comical and visceral. There’s a slight hint of the uneasy mood in Goya’s Saturn Devouring His Son, hiding behind a cartoonish facade. His work aims to expose the aggression within our society and feverishly mocks our ridiculous flaws. The themes are accessible to the everyman, yet there’s deeper insight to be found within the motifs. There’s an unflinching dark humor in his thesis on human nature, constantly poking fun at our penchant for violence. His renditions dissect our core motivations to survive and our primal instincts.
Growing up on MTV, Gondek opens a window to a culture seeking constant stimulation. Like a deranged train conductor, he gives no warning at the crossing, smashing into whatever is in his path. No one is safe but you might still make it out alive.