In the hands of Ed Sheeran, 'The Biggest Male Pop Star on the Planet,' the work of Teddy M has been seen by millions of people around the world. The artist's work can also be found alongside original works by Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein and Ed Ruscha in the extensive private collection of global tastemaker and Italian style icon Lapo Elkann.
Despite preferring a quiet life away from the limelight and social media, Teddy M is quickly gaining a cult following for his bold and naive symbolism seeking to engage thoughts of healthy desire, contentment and freedom. His 2016 collaboration with British Royalty came just months after GQ named him, 'The Artist to Watch' and in early 2017, Teddy M revealed the first Range Rover Autobiography Art Car on the streets of London.
"My work is intended to offer a distraction from the reality of what is often a less colourful, honest and safe world."
While Teddy M's work has been described as having a retro quality it often includes a blend of traditional materials and the very latest technology, something the artist learned from seeing his hero David Hockney embrace iPad painting. Indeed, many of Teddy M's paintings and symbols, including the Teddy M Heart and Star, were originally conceived as sketches on his iPad. The artist's latest works are a departure from his street and graffiti style works and form the collection titled 'My Peace' which remains in progress. This collection focuses on the 'feel good' nature of blue skies and seas, natural beauty, all specific to the artist and his life.
It is a surprise to many to learn Teddy M is not based in the heart of New York, LA or London but, amongst the rural beauty of the Cotswolds, UK and this sense of intrigue has led many fascinated collectors to his door. To date, Teddy M has shown his work in London, New York and LA and received commissions from art buyers and collectors in the USA, Europe and Australia.
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 of my interest in an energetic and contented life, a subconscious distraction from a darker period in my childhood and the less colourful, honest and safe world we find ourselves in today.
I am naturally attracted to the toned, sporty female form and use minimalist yet strong, positive symbolism which allows me to communicate across cultures but, I do not seek to explain my artworks, they are to be interpreted by the viewer and will likely speak differently from person to person.
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, 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"
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