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.


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]


Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)


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