Matt Esparza is a multi talented Painter,
Print, Graphic, and Video Designer that continually draws inspiration
from the world around him. Seeing the beauty in all things, Matthew is
originally from the small town of Red Oak just south of Dallas, Texas.
He relocated to Los Angeles in early 2011 after graduating from Oral
Roberts University, in Tulsa, OK with a BS in Art, Graphic Design Video.
Originally attending college as a Division 1 soccer player, at the time
George Matthew's only dream was to pursue a career as a professional
soccer player. But, a professor soon discovered his gifting as an artist
and encouraged him to pursue art and design as an alternative.
His preferred painting medium is acrylic on handmade
wooden box frames; oils, stains, polymers, epoxy, spray paints and sheet
metal are also used regularly in his work.
Influences include artists such as Shepard Fairey, Jackson Pollock,
Georges Mathieu, Franz Kline, De Kooning, Robert Rauschenburg, Robert
Motherwell, Jean Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Banksy and graphic
designer David Carson. Matt attributes a majority of his influence to
his Texas roots, as well as from his many travels both domestic and
abroad. Matt has spent time in Brazil, Costa Rica, Bolivia,
Paraguay, and South Africa, as well as apprenticing under artists in
Nashville and Los Angeles. "My faith in God has brought me where I am
today, I am grateful for everything I have been blessed with. I feel
close to God and at peace when I am creating; it is my act of worship,"