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Heavy Metal Urban Art by Matthew Small

Matthew Small's work has strong urban roots. By painting directly onto found pieces of metal, he brings physical elements of the city directly into his work. The subjects of his portraits are also found anonymously on the streets of London. Executed with astonishingly textured brushstrokes, Matt's pieces feel both abstract and incredibly real and vital. These images were recently taken at Matt's show, “Youngstarrs”, at the Black Rat Press Gallery in London. Of the many stunning pieces throughout the exhibit, the most impressive had to be the large painted car hoods that hung from the ceiling.

The Black Rat Press Gallery website via arrested motion Photo credit: Romanywg's flickr photostream

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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