Matthew Harper: An Artistic Journey

The Artistic Journey of Matthew Harper

Matthew Harper is not just an artist; he's a visionary who melds the chaotic beauty of graffiti with the rhythmic soul of music, creating masterpieces that resonate with the vibrancy of life itself. His medium? A fusion of acrylics, spray paint, and an innovative use of vinyl records, all inspired by graffiti, music, nature, chaos, and anarchy. But how did this remarkable journey begin?


Every artist has a story, a moment that defines the start of their creative endeavor. For Matthew, that moment was as unexpected as it was transformative.

Origins of a Multifaceted Artist

From Graffiti to Vinyl

A graffiti artist and DJ with a profound love for music, Matthew's artistic journey took a serendipitous turn when he accidentally left a vinyl record in the oven. The record, warped and melted into a unique design, sparked a new passion. Using a blowtorch, he began crafting vinyl record decor, simultaneously bringing his street art skills to canvas and other mediums.

The Fusion of Music and Art

The Art of Melting Vinyl

Melting records became more than a process; it was a satisfying art form. Each piece, a symphony of color and texture, pays homage to the musical and chaotic influences in Matthew's life.

Inspirations Behind the Canvas

Graffiti, Music, and More

Matthew draws inspiration from the raw energy of graffiti, the universal language of music, and the intrinsic beauty of life and nature. His art is a testament to the anarchy of creativity, unrestricted and bold.

Matthew's Favorite Creations

The Story of the First Candle Holder

Among his creations, one piece stands out: the first melted record candle holder. This piece holds sentimental value, representing the beginning of his journey in melting vinyl into art.

Techniques and Mediums

Acrylics, Spray Paint, and Mixed Media

Matthew's art is not confined to one medium. He experiments with acrylics, spray paint, and mixed media, creating textures and visuals that are as unique as his path.

The Creative Process

Finding Satisfaction in the Melting

There's a profound satisfaction in the act of melting vinyl, a process that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. This step in Matthew's creative process is both therapeutic and revealing.

Masterpieces and Milestones

Cherished Art Pieces

Each piece of art tells a story, a fragment of Matthew's journey. His portfolio is a collection of milestones, each marking a step forward in his artistic evolution.

Future Aspirations

Goals for Artistic and Community Growth

Matthew aims to deepen his artistry and engage more with the local community. He seeks collaborations and opportunities to learn, grow, and inspire alongside fellow artists.

Community and Collaboration

The Role of Bespoke House

As a member of Bespoke House, Matthew has found a source of inspiration and connection. The community has introduced him to talented individuals, fueling his passion and opening doors to new collaborations.

Advice for Aspiring Artisans

Stay true to your style and never stop exploring and experimenting with new techniques and mediums. The journey of an artist is endless, filled with learning, growth, and endless possibilities.

Matthew Harper's journey from graffiti and DJing to creating unique art pieces with melted vinyl records is a testament to the power of passion, creativity, and resilience. His work not only embodies his love for music and art but also inspires others to explore their creative potential.

Mr. AF

Resident Artisan and Fellow

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