Jamaican Street Artist Takes on Europe

Jamaican Street Artist Takes on Europe


One of Paint Jamaica artists, Matthew McCarthy, will be heading over to Germany & Spain this summer!

You’ve seen his instantly recognizable work in the form of murals… whether on Fleet Street – as part of the Paint Jamaica project- or around town in Kingston… but you’ve probably also seen his art pop up in the universe of Reggae music working alongside artists such as Chronixx, Dre Island, Raging Fyah, Hempress Sativa… to name just a few.

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Matthew is an artist/muralist and illustrator with a fascination for Jamaican street signs, old school dancehall illustrations and the global street arts movement. Over the years, he has developed a distinct style of work- often containing messages hinting to issues that are powerful and highly pertinent in Jamaican society. He has been involved in a number of important art movements on the island with the aim of “looking at issues as well as the strengths of how we connect in our social spaces. I use our nation language / thoughts coupled with paint as my tools, against public walls. My aim is to help issue a new pair of eyes for those lacking in ‘eye-deals’ ”

This summer, Matthew McCarthy will be flying out to Europe as part of the UP “United Purpose” festival and will be engaged in exciting creative projects.

Here’s where you can find him this July & August:

  • Millerntor Gallery- Germany
  • GTS St. Pauli Primary Highschool – Germany
  • HLG Highschool- Germany
  • Kun St.Pauli Gallery- Germany
  • Moloch- Germany
  • Ms Stubnitz- Germany
  • Reggae Jam- Germany
  • Yaam- Germany
  • Skandaloes- Germany
  • Rototom- Spain

Full details & more about Matthew here: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/9101Vd/ab/24ord0

Are you in Germany or Spain?
Interested in connecting with Matthew- for a mural or other?
Contact at [email protected] and [email protected]

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    Dancehall | Road Foggy

    […] Jamaican Street Artist Takes on Europe “Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s. Initially dancehall was a more sparse version of reggae than the roots style, which had dominated much of the 1970s. Two of the biggest stars of the early dancehall era were Yellowman and Eek-a-Mouse. Dancehall brought a new generation of producers, including Linval Thompson, Gussie Clarke and Jah Thomas. … Dancehall is named after Jamaican dance halls in which popular Jamaican recordings were played by local sound systems. They began in the late 1940s among people from the inner city of Kingston such as Trench Town, Rose Town and Denham Town, Jamaicans who were not able to participate in dances uptown. …” Wikipedia Where to start with Jamaican dancehall (Video) New Yorker: Rhythm Revival Soundcloud (Video) Radio Stations (Video) […]

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