Good Karma Kills Bad. Always.

6 June 2017, Bowery Hotel, New York City... details to follow

BIOGRAPHY

teddym, artist, british artist, rolls royce wraith, royal art, ed sheeran guitar, lapo elkann, contemporary art, graffiti

Teddy M, 2017

Teddy M (b.1974) is an emerging British contemporary artist. From his rural and secluded base in the Cotswolds UK, Teddy M's work is perhaps surprisingly energising and urban. On viewing his work, one also quickly discovers the artist has a cheeky sense of humour engaging thoughts of healthy desire, contentment and freedom to create 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 quickly gained attention through his art guitars played by Ed Sheeran, his collaboration with British Royalty and the Range Rover Autobiography Art Car, all featuring his signature 'Teddy M Heart'.

Teddy M has shown pieces of his work with galleries in London, New York and LA and exhibited independently at venues including the largest official Ferrari showroom in Europe, Masterpiece London 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. In 2015, Bonhams sold Teddy M's 'Green T' Stratocaster for twice the estimate. A year later, Teddy M's collaboration with British Royalty achieved a higher 5 figure sum with practically zero exposure or acknowledgement by the art world. Through his own efforts, the artist has developed 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, the artist successfully defended his work and he went on to receive 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. He is also constantly experimenting with new contemporary mediums.

ARTIST STATEMENT

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, I speak 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.

The eyes of a child often reward with the truth to which a child once remarked of my work,

"You Create Happy Art"