MC: I did go to Sydney College of the Arts straight out from school in 1990 – 91. I majored in painting but never completed the course due to my interests in producing a graphic novel – which I set out upon as soon as I left art school. My drawing technique is completely self taught.
CC: Do you think it is easier or harder to be an artist in the digital age?
MC: I think it is certainly easier, especially for artists living away from the big art centres like Sydney and Melbourne. It allows you to have your work viewed easily and quickly cutting down on printing costs and travel in some cases.The possibility of exposure through social media is extraordinary really.
If you like what you have seen here, head to Matt’s website and take a look at the story that unfolds in his series of works called The Shades. Also make sure you visit his facebook page and follow him on instagram. Matt Coyle is represented by Anna Pappas Gallery in Melbourne and Bett Gallery in Hobart.