Stemming from his interests and background, PAPER 8 is dedicated to bringing you one of a kind art work and apparel from artist Matthew Warren. Born on the Island of Guernsey off the coast of France, Warren studied undergraduate Fine Art at The University of the West of England in Bristol before undertaking his Masters at OTIS College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA.
His artistic perspective on America is unique, enhanced through living in the environment of his production, and his practice explores methods of representation stemming from American popular culture.
Through drawing, he recycles Hollywood's iconography in the form of movie posters, using 3B pencil, he reflects the essence of chosen films selected for their relevance in Pop Culture. The design and composition of the posters are influenced by the films characters and themes, and draw inspiration from the movies color palette and imagery. Eachposter dissects the films narrative and chooses a singular image, which frames the film in a fresh way depicting its spirit and cult status.
Warrens work can be found in a number of public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad, and has been in numerous exhibitions worldwide. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.