Teddy M (b.1974) is an emerging British contemporary artist. From his rural studio in the Cotswolds UK, his work is both energising and urban with an immediate welcome engaging thoughts of healthy desire and contentment, a positive distraction from the reality of what is often a less colourful, honest and safe world.
Teddy M has been described as "The Artist to Watch" by GQ magazine (2016) and has created art guitars played by Ed Sheeran on his Divide world tour 2017 and X world tour 2015, the Range Rover Autobiography Art Car and collaborated with British Royalty on the first ever Royal graffiti.
The artist is also known for his 'Teddy M Heart' symbol and the Love Woman collection. He has shown his work with galleries in London, New York and LA and exhibited independently at venues including Masterpiece London, the largest official Ferrari showroom in Europe and the Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London.
In 2016, FIAT heir and notable art collector Lapo Elkann commissioned Teddy M to create two paintings to join his extensive private collection alongside original works by contemporary art icons including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Ed Ruscha.
Teddy M has appeared in British and International press and featured in GQ, People and Tatler magazines. His work is owned by an eclectic client base including international icons from the worlds of music, publishing, movies, sport and fashion.
Early on in his career, Teddy M had a brief moment of controversy when Monaco royalty instructed lawyers seeking to ban his artwork featuring the likeness of Charlotte Casiraghi however, he received the personal approval of rock legend Eric Clapton to create a digital media portrait to benefit The Crossroads Centre.
The artist works with acrylics, paint markers and spray paints on a variety of media and has also created paintings on an iPad output as large scale works on aluminium and as reverse perspex mounts.
Teddy M has contributed to philanthropic projects in the UK and USA to benefit disadvantaged and terminally ill children.
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 enchanted to the toned, sporty female form and minimalist yet strong, positive symbolism allowing me to communicate across cultures and without a labyrinth of vocabulary or visual disorder.
I seek to create artworks free from boundaries where perhaps the spoken word would have to be a little more reserved. My work 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.
The eyes of a child often reward with the truth to which a child once remarked of my work,
"You create happy art"
Teddy M has featured in the following international publications:
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