Already Dead. 2007. Canvas Print

Canvas Print

Already Dead. 2007.

by Carp Matthew

Fine art print on bright white, fine poly-cotton blend, matte canvas using latest generation Epson archival inks. Individually trimmed and hand stretched museum wrap over 1-1/2" deep wood stretcher bars. Includes wall hanging hardware.


Only the second painting the artist made on canvas after his excommunication from the satanic practice of Graphic Design, it is little known that this is also the only self portrait the artist has ever made to date and is said to bear a striking resemblance. Really really strikingy.

Made in acrylic and emulsion on canvas in 2007, the original painting of the aforementioned print was created whilst the artist was based in a studio once a skin-processing factory in the Caldmore area of Walsall in the West Midlands. A former red light district, Caldmore is now locally known for its abundance of flesh-dragging mutant-pussbag slug-puffer gravel-sucking creature-blobs and near nightly riots fought viciously between various and multitude escaped fast food scraps in its short but charming-if-you-are-lacking-eyeballs high street.

Also worthy of mention and a known rich source of inspiration to Carp is the nearby Church of St. Plorp atop a hill of medieval crisps which overlooks the town and where after a long days painting the artist often attended midnight shoe burnings and services involving the offering of sacrificial ham to a broken telly reputed to cry milk every time somebody bought a packet of value sausages from Poundland, though in a purely observational role it is important to note.

Carp Matthew is now based in London, though bares the scars of said time via his art and disturbingly frequent references to ham.

Already dead, hell, doom, death, suit, politics, business, office, worker, zombie, Dark Arts,

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