MATTE launches curated network for creators

(The work of Trevor Andrew)

MATTE Projects has announced the formation of Originators, a new global creative community that will be made up of a highly-curated network of best-in-class talents, thinkers and makers working across a range of disciplines who have each come to provoke new standards of excellence through the originality of their ideas. 

As a network, Originators is defined by connections — the ever-evolving interplay between creatives and the creative community through collaborative work; creatives and patrons through high-profile projects; creatives and new audiences through promotion of work in public forums, online and off.

While a highly curated network, Originators is not constrained by exclusive talent representation. Instead, Originators is a conduit for connection artwork promotion and high-profile project opportunities.

MATTE offers Originators opportunities to connect with other Originators in the network and potential patrons of work, and a chance to innovate and expand on artistic output through creative commissions. They will also gain the opportunity to be part of specific art projects and exclusive events curated by Originators by MATTE. 

Joining as founding Originators include:

  • Andre Bato @andrebato Directed Post Malone latest music video “Cooped Up”
  • Benjamin Gordon @bnjmngrdn Music visual collaborations with Ye 
  • Dalad Kambhu @daladk Michelin star 2019
  • Danny Cole @dannycoleee Artist and Director of Creature World 
  • Flynn Mcgarry @diningwithflynn Chef since 19 years old
  • Freeka Tet @freekatet Artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries such as, Google IO, Mutek, Miami Art Basel, and more 
  • Honey Dijon @honeydijon “Honey F**king Dijon” clothing line and has pervious collaborations Balenciaga, Bottega, Comme Des Garçon, Rayban, and more
  • Julia Watson @juliawatsonstudio Designer, activist, academic, and author of Lo—TEK, Design by Radical Indigenism
  • Kristen De Lavalliere @kristendelavalliere Interior design speaker, consultant, and exhibit curator
  • Oriol Pastor @mirafestival Co-founded MIRA Digital Arts Festival in 2011
  • Oscar Zabala @oscarzabala Music / Digital stage collaborations with Ye
  • Reo @thisreo Music Producer / NFT artist, his most recent project is self produced album “free music”
  • Tabitha Swanson @tabithaswanson_ Canadian-born, German-based multi-disciplinary designer and creative technologist
  • Trevor Andrew @troubleandrew AKA GucciGhost, Visual and Digital artist 
  • Valentina Cameranesi @valentinacameranesi Milan-based independent creative director and ser designer 

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“Originators brings a new opportunity for a global network of exceptional talent. Greatness happens when brilliant minds from disparate disciplines and perspectives come together and can develop big, ambitious projects that bring major commercial clients together with world class artists and innovators.” – Brett Kincaid, Founding Partner, MATTE 

Joining as Founding Originators include DJ, producer and musician Honey Dijon, experimental visual artists Oscar Zabala, Benjamin Gordon, Freeka Tet, REO and designer and activist, Julia Watson.

Creatives worldwide have had the opportunity to apply to become an Originator on the MATTE Projects Originators platform since its launch on May 24, 2022. 

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