Matt Moriarty

Matt Moriarty (1976 - ) was raised in Greymouth on the South Island’s West Coast and still lives on the coast today, albeit on the other side of the island at Kaikoura. Environmental and cultural sustainability and key themes in his work. By examining NZ iconography from the viewpoint of a concern for their multi-cultural desaturation, commercialisation and pop appropriation he mixes traditional cultural objects such as the Hei Tiki - and maori weapons like the Taiha and Patu - with internationally commercialised design such as the Helvetica typeface and the Swiss Army Knife, in a clean graphic style reflective of his vocational background (Moriarty graduated with a design degree in 1999). Currently his work explores how holism and reductionism of pictorial elements effect the perception of an image. We are delighted to stock all Matt Moriarty prints currently available. Please note his print New Zealand Army Knife (NZAK) has now sold out sorry.

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