Autumn Winter 2010 Inspiration
For Autumn Winter 2010 Matthew took inspiration from the work of street artist Judith Supine to create the defining graffiti-style bespoke print for the collection. Supine’s influence can also be distinguished through a focus on texture in the collection, which is explored through 3-dimensional embellishment and sculptural draping of fabric to create depth.
The 29-year-old artist, based in Brooklyn, developed his distinctive style from an early age, communicating with his family through pictures during a period in which a medical condition caused him to become unable to physically articulate speech.
Supine’s colourful collage works are characterised by their surreal combinations of old engraving art mixed with hand-drawn and painted images which appear on industrial doors and abandoned walls throughout lower Manhattan and Williamsburg.
The artist demonstrates the process involved in creating each piece in this video produced by Alex Bom. The neon collages, mostly involving characters with outsized lips and eyes, are fashioned from found materials and are hand cut, blown up and finally painted and pasted in the urban locations.
From his politically-charged piece on the Army Recruitment Center in Times Square to his recent guerilla floating installation in the East River, New York, Supine’s collage works represent a new wave in street art.