Good Karma Kills Bad. Always.
Teddy M is a British artist whose energetic & urban works are playfully disruptive. Trademark hearts, female forms stars and sun-kissed locations offer hedonistic escapism from the less colourful realm of reality.
In 2016, GQ magazine named Teddy M ‘The Artist to Watch’. His works sit in private collections alongside original pieces by Basquiat, Warhol and Lichtenstein. Teddy has exhibited in London, New York and LA.
Ed Sheeran has played/commissoned Teddy M electric guitars for two world tours. Teddy M is also the first contemporary artist to have painted with members of the British Royal Family.
With the mantra, 'Good Karma Kills Bad. Always." Teddy M's engertic and urban works evoke a playfully disruptive world where trademark hearts, female forms, skulls, stars and sunkissed locations offer the viewer a hedonistic escapism from the reality of what is often a less colourful, honest and safe world.
Teddy M's unrivalled achievements as an emerging comtemporary artist include his electric guitars played and commissioned by Ed Sheeran on both his X and Divide world tours, one of these with New York street art pioneer John Crash Matos. He is also the first and only comtemporary artist to paint with members of the British Royal family, creating a piece of art history.
In 2016, GQ magazine described Teddy M as 'The Artist to Watch" and amongst his respected art collector clients is global tastemaker, FIAT heir and Italian industrialist Lapo Elkann placing Teddy M's work in an extensive private collection alongside original works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Ed Ruscha. In 2017, global fashion designer and art collector Tommy Hilfiger described Teddy M as "Very Talented".
Teddy M's work has what has been described as a 'retro' quality. The majority of his work is finished in acrylic with paint markers and sometimes elements of spray paint. The artist also works with an iPad Pro and creates paintings output to aluminum, vinyl and other media, many of which are hand-finished with paint media.
To date, Teddy M has remained largely under the radar of the traditional art world while acquiring an eclectic mix of globally recognised and respected art collectors from the worlds of music, movies, sport, exploration and business. The artist has also shown work in London, New York and LA and undertaken a commercial commissions for an official Ferrari dealership.
To date, a number of global brands have offered Teddy M design projects including Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London and TAG Heuer. The artist continues to welcome interesting commercial proposals for consideration.
Blues skies, warm sunshine, vibrant colours, fun and laughter, passion and desire.
I seek to capture all of these natural and human elements creating a commanding and dignified celebration an energetic and contented life, a healthy distraction from the less honest and safe world we find ourselves in today.
Using minimalist yet strong, positive symbolism allows for communication across cultures.
Boundaries do not exist in my work, where perhaps some may feel the spoken word would have to be a little more reserved, I am a very direct individual and my work speaks freely at all times. My work also arises from a sense of urgency and confidence, an image or idea will appear in my head and I am restless until it is delivered in physical form.
Music is vital in my creative process and I have an eclectic taste pumping through my studio.
The eyes of a child often reward with the truth, to which a child once remarked of my work,
"You Create Happy Art"