Matt Pyke (b.1975) is a UK based media artist and designer working in the Peak District National Park and London. He is the founder of the digital art / design studio, Universal Everything.
His work explores the tension between abstract and figurative form and the synesthesia of sound and image, leading to expressive, vibrant digital artworks, embodied with emergent life and anthropomorphism.
His approach is led by materials, painting and sculpting with new technologies and formats including 3D printing, touch screens, motion capture and large format video. The use of sound is intrinsic to the work, stimulating visual reactions and amplifying emotions.
With a background in botanical and technical illustration, then design and typography, he often works with collaborators including programmers, musicians and choreographers. The outcomes range from mobile software art to site specific video installations.
His work has exhibited at Media Space - London, MOMA – New York, V&A Museum – London, Central Academy of Fine Arts – Beijing, Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture – Moscow, La Gaite Lyrique – Paris and Art HK – Hong Kong.