Matt Willis-Jones (b.1973) is a British creator based in Mexico City.
A pioneer of digital painting in the 1990s, Matt went on to have a career in film and TV post-production before turning to writing and directing his own films which have won awards around the world. Now, almost twenty years later, he has returned to digital painting - this time incorporating photography and traditional techniques of painting and collage.
'There are too many rhetorics today about what make us different. With my portraits of transexuals in Mexico City, I aim to speak to broad audience. Revealing what is under the surface of the everyday by integrating the unfamiliar with the familiar, I hope to allow those who might normally feel uncomfortable with the subject matter to engage with it.'
The work is a three stage process that starts with photography, then digital layering and colour manipulation, and finally painting and collaging on top of the digital print to the point that it is not possible to identify where one technique ends and the other begins - a blurring of definition which echoes my philosophy regarding sexual identity.
The pieces submitted here, 'The Infamous', were made specifically for this contest.
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