Matt Roe Collection
[Apollo] is the first series of artworks created by Matt Roe. This new series comprises of [several] hand customised busts of the god Apollo from classical Greek mythology. Across each of these works, various phrases and symbols are hand-written in black ink across bone-white resin busts.
These works juxtapose classical historical mythology with imagery and pictograms borrowed from contemporary urban culture. Roe has chosen Apollo, the god of the arts, as a means to explore his fascination with referencing symbols of art history and applying new approaches in his own distinct signature style.
Each bust is unique, and provides the owner with a chance to acquire an individual piece of artwork that forms part of this limited series.
Matt Roe was born in Ascot and studied art followed by fashion design at University for the Creative Arts. In 2010 he began his self-taught career as a bespoke tattoo artist with a wide reaching London-based client list. He currently dedicates half of his time to bespoke tattoo work and the other to his own distinct style of contemporary art.