Bannister, Matt

Bio

Matt Bannister is a British illustrator and artist based in London. He likes to put characters in places, objects in locations and buildings in spaces. Inspired by cities and people, he uses strong lines, textures and fun colours.

A creative and photography commissioner with the BBC's marketing/publicity department for over thirteen years, he decided to leave the Daleks and costume dramas behind and return to what he loved the most (and was originally trained in) - creating things with ink, paint, pencils and pixels.

Two recent commissions for Transport For London's Year of The Bus sculpture trails have enabled his work to enter the realms of public art and be widely seen by visitors to London.

Exhibitions

  • 2016 Rounded Corners - solo exhibition, Cafe Adagio, Croydon
  • 2015 Year of The Bus Sculpture Trail, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • 2014 Open House London, Crystal Palace Bowl
  • 2013 James Balston & Matt Bannister, Crystal Palace Station
  • 2013 Londonist Underground, Bishopsgate Institute

Education

  • 1996 Visual Arts, Lancaster University

Links

Borough Veg 2, 2013, (ink on paper)
Borough Veg 2, 2013, (ink on paper)

ADO1448700: Borough Veg 2, 2013, (ink on paper), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Change Here For Evolution, 2014, (ink on paper/Photoshop)
Change Here For Evolution, 2014, (ink on paper/Photoshop)

ADO1448701: Change Here For Evolution, 2014, (ink on paper/Photoshop), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Lunchtime SE1, 2014, (oil on paper)
Lunchtime SE1, 2014, (oil on paper)

ADO1448702: Lunchtime SE1, 2014, (oil on paper), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Vallance Road, E1, 2014, (oil, watercolour, acrylic on paper)
Vallance Road, E1, 2014, (oil, watercolour, acrylic on paper)

ADO1448703: Vallance Road, E1, 2014, (oil, watercolour, acrylic on paper), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Vicky and Bert, 2013, (ink on paper)
Vicky and Bert, 2013, (ink on paper)

ADO1448704: Vicky and Bert, 2013, (ink on paper), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Crystal Palace Monsters, 2013, (ink on paper)
Crystal Palace Monsters, 2013, (ink on paper)

ADO1547123: Crystal Palace Monsters, 2013, (ink on paper), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Subway Sphinxes, 2013, (ink, crayon on paper)
Subway Sphinxes, 2013, (ink, crayon on paper)

ADO1547124: Subway Sphinxes, 2013, (ink, crayon on paper), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Please Use Other Footpath, 2014 (pencil, digital)
Please Use Other Footpath, 2014 (pencil, digital)

ADO1555044: Please Use Other Footpath, 2014 (pencil, digital), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Borough Fish, 2013 (ink on paper)
Borough Fish, 2013 (ink on paper)

ADO1555169: Borough Fish, 2013 (ink on paper), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

B.M. Blues, 2014 (oil, pencil, digital)
B.M. Blues, 2014 (oil, pencil, digital)

ADO1579417: B.M. Blues, 2014 (oil, pencil, digital), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Southwark Man, 2013 (linocut)
Southwark Man, 2013 (linocut)

ADO1585271: Southwark Man, 2013 (linocut), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Expression Through Drawing, 2015, (pencil, digital)
Expression Through Drawing, 2015, (pencil, digital)

ADO1586769: Expression Through Drawing, 2015, (pencil, digital), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Standing Man, 2012, (pencil, acrylic, gouache, ink)
Standing Man, 2012, (pencil, acrylic, gouache, ink)

ADO1595919: Standing Man, 2012, (pencil, acrylic, gouache, ink), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Smartphone Man, 2012, (acrylic, gouache, ink on paper)
Smartphone Man, 2012, (acrylic, gouache, ink on paper)

ADO1616681: Smartphone Man, 2012, (acrylic, gouache, ink on paper), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Lost Girl, 2012, (acrylic, gouache, ink on paper)
Lost Girl, 2012, (acrylic, gouache, ink on paper)

ADO1616686: Lost Girl, 2012, (acrylic, gouache, ink on paper), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Coffee and Cake, 2014, (pencil, digital)
Coffee and Cake, 2014, (pencil, digital)

ADO1629962: Coffee and Cake, 2014, (pencil, digital), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Adventuring Photographer, 2015 (digital, pencil, linocut)
Adventuring Photographer, 2015 (digital, pencil, linocut)

ADO2560187: Adventuring Photographer, 2015 (digital, pencil, linocut), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

The Rockhoppers, 2015, (digital, pencil, linocut)
The Rockhoppers, 2015, (digital, pencil, linocut)

ADO2562220: The Rockhoppers, 2015, (digital, pencil, linocut), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Dalston, 2015, (oil, watercolour on paper)
Dalston, 2015, (oil, watercolour on paper)

ADO2652193: Dalston, 2015, (oil, watercolour on paper), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Hopton Street, SE1, 2015 (pencil, digital)
Hopton Street, SE1, 2015 (pencil, digital)

ADO2654193: Hopton Street, SE1, 2015 (pencil, digital), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Hopton Street 2, SE1, 2015 (pencil, digital)
Hopton Street 2, SE1, 2015 (pencil, digital)

ADO2654213: Hopton Street 2, SE1, 2015 (pencil, digital), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Fox and Knot Street EC1, 2015 (pencil, digital)
Fox and Knot Street EC1, 2015 (pencil, digital)

ADO2906271: Fox and Knot Street EC1, 2015 (pencil, digital), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Croydon High Street, 2016, (acrylic ink on board)
Croydon High Street, 2016, (acrylic ink on board)

ADO3073368: Croydon High Street, 2016, (acrylic ink on board), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Wellesley Road - Croydon, 2016 (acrylic ink on board)
Wellesley Road - Croydon, 2016 (acrylic ink on board)

ADO3073369: Wellesley Road - Croydon, 2016 (acrylic ink on board), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Croydon View, 2016 (acrylic ink on board)
Croydon View, 2016 (acrylic ink on board)

ADO3073370: Croydon View, 2016 (acrylic ink on board), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

South End - Croydon, 2016 (acrylic ink on board)
South End - Croydon, 2016 (acrylic ink on board)

ADO3073371: South End - Croydon, 2016 (acrylic ink on board), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Mystery Power Cut, 2016 (acrylic ink, digital)
Mystery Power Cut, 2016 (acrylic ink, digital)

ADO3073372: Mystery Power Cut, 2016 (acrylic ink, digital), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

East Croydon, 2016 (mixed media on panel)
East Croydon, 2016 (mixed media on panel)

ADO3078067: East Croydon, 2016 (mixed media on panel), Bannister, Matt / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images


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