About Matteo

“Art does not discriminate; there is no wrong nor right. Art allows us to be free, escape from hardship even for a short time.  Art is therapy to the soul”

– Matteo Charles –

BIO

Born and raised in Sydney Australia, Matteo is a self-taught artist who found refuge in all things creative from a very young age.  Matteo constantly felt different from the norm, and art, in some form or another, was always present in his life.  Art delivered comfort to the young, quiet and curious being.

 

From the moment he picked up his first crayon and began to draw, a sense of calmness resonated from his soul each time he allowed imagination to take over. Spending hours developing his craft and harnessing the element of creativity within, Matteo continually sketched, painted, and expressed his feelings and thoughts through his communicative outlet of art. Unknown to Matteo at the time, his art and ingenuity was his spiritual guidance preparing him for his later purpose in life.

ART HEALS

At a young age, Matteo was diagnosed with what the medical industry labels a “non curable non contagious” chronic disease.  Through the teachings of martial arts, Matteo learned to strengthen his mind and not to give in to the disease that had temporally taken over his body without his permission.  He was able to utilise his inner warrior spirit to forge forward and optimise his life, finding comfort expressing his pain through art, writing and music.

 

His paintbrushes are an extension of his anatomy, the colours are the seeds of his soul, the blank canvas a world where expression, pain, confusion and meaning allow this artist to not think and just be… and deliver today what is known as his movement of “Inspirational Artistry”.