Matty Karp's photographs are an exploration of the relationship between luminosity and aesthetic point of view. As light interacts with water, air, urban landscape or jungle, Matty captures the results in ways that are visually stunning. He prints his images on canvas, and in doing so raises questions about the conventional distinctions between painting and photography, as well as between digital and traditional imagery. What remains is the power of the images, his composition, and his choices as an artist. Matty's work challenges yet also invites our participation; he is provocative without being overly formalist. The emotional resonance of his work is primary. With his wide travels throughout the world, especially Asia, he strives to capture images of exotic beauty as well as everyday pathos, an exotic location or indigenous population.
Whatever the focus of Matty Karp's work, there is always a strong sense of commitment to vibrant color as it mixes with the environment, as well as revealing the integrity of the ephemeral moment. Matty Karp lives and works in Haifa, Israel.