A closer look: Matt Jones September 8 – October 9

Matt Jones is a self-described quirky British man, who is a multimedia artist, sculptor, curator, teacher, and toy designer.
He is best known for his fan-favorite toy creation, Lunartik in a Cup of Tea, and his informative Plastik Surgery handbooks and workshops. He has worked for many years as a professional product designer, taking many of his projects from concept design to completion. Winning a designer toy award in 2005 set Matt on the road to self-producing his figures, using his product design mold-making skills. He also worked as a freelance artist/designer from his offbeat underground Berlin studio and gallery.

A closer look: Matt Jones
Monday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

I’m a doodler, and I draw every day, filling sketchbook after sketchbook.
I love to come up with different
characters, so I guess that makes me a character artist.

This is my full-time job. I like my job.
It gets me out of bed early every day. I can almost hear the pens and paper calling me. I like doodling a lot.

I also like painting my doodles and making them jump from 2D into 3D, using my hands and clay materials. So I could also be called a sculptor.

I’m a big fan of seeing my doodles come to life, so I animate them
using a hand-drawn frame-by-frame method. So I could also be called
an animator.

You can find more of Matt’s work at FRIEDA at 320 Walnut Street or check the website.