Lives and works in Melbourne.
Quick’s style has a surrealist bent, often making quirky and humorous observations on the world around us.
Featured in BRW as one of Australia's top 50 artists, Matthew Quick began painting as a teenager before being one of the youngest students to study art at the University of South Australia. On completion of his studies, Quick joined Emery Studio in Melbourne, designing for major Australian corporations such as Rio Tinto, Fosters and BHP.
After a prosperous career in design and advertising and having published a number of fiction books, Quick returned to painting at age 35. Since then he's gone from strength to strength. In the last 4 years he has either won, or been selected as a finalist in, more than 40 major national art awards, including the Sulman Prize, the Glover, the Redland, the Paddington, the Albany, the Blake (Director's Cut), the Black Swan, the Townsville, the Duke, the John Leslie, the Churchie and the Prometheus.
Quick's style has a surrealist bent, often making quirky and humorous observations on the world around us. His recent series, 'Pure', explores humanity in an unconventional way. Voluminous clouds form the background to each painting where layers of glaze is skilfully applied to create a velvety saturation of colour. Upon the combination of title and image, deeper meanings emerge, triggering the opening chapters to an endless array of stories the viewer is invited to create.