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”.
Born and raised in Sydney Australia this self-taught artist found refuge in all things creative from a very young age.
Constantly feeling different from others, art in some form or another was always present in Matteo’s upbringing and delivered comfort to this quiet and curious being.
Diagnosed with what the medical industry labels as a “incurable noncontagious” chronic disease at a young age Matteo utilized his inner warrior spirit developed through his years of education via the teachings of martial arts to strengthen his mind and not give in to what had temporally taken over his body without his permission, whilst finding comfort expressing his pain through art, writing and music.
Starting with a blank 6ft X 4ft canvas Matteo creates live on-stage portraits in 10 minutes each that tell stories of their own, creating lasting interest from each audience member during every second of his performance.
Matteo utilizes the platform of art to engage with his audience on a personal level allowing the portraits to become an introduction to the artist who is Matteo Charles, resulting in an inspirational story of a life of pain, near death experience, to living his purpose, captivating audiences from the ages of 5 to 105.
Matteo has collaborated and painted for Celebrities, Billionaires, Global Leaders, Global Brands, Fashion Icons, Hollywood Royalty, Chefs, Prime Ministers, Astronauts, He was the official live artist for the celebration of Bruce Lee’s 75th Birthday in Hong Kong, Performed at the Monaco F1, and released his biography titled ‘My Disease, My Teacher” Available now through Amazon.
His performances have been described as:
Inspirational – Moving – Relatable – Visual Stimulating Powerful – Influential – Significant – Exciting – Fun Thrilling – Jaw Dropping – OUT OF THIS WORLD