Profile: Matei Apostolescu

There is no such thing as a quiet Matei Apostolescu artwork. Many of his creations are incredibly dense, exploding with intricate detail and filled with swirling, wildly complex shapes that compete for attention. At first glance, many appear to be chaotic, but this is deceiving because there's always structure to the apparent madness - and he's perfectly capable of toning down this maelstrom if the brief demands it.

Born in Bucharest in 1983, Apostolescu has been drawing almost since he was old enough to recognise a pencil - with a five-year gap in which, somewhat oddly, he studied classical music via the French horn. That, it transpired, was not for him, and he eventually left music school with a renewed enthusiasm for art. "At that time I was blown away by HR Giger and Hieronymous Bosch," he says. "After lots of experimentation with traditional drawings and a bit of graffiti - plus one nasty experience with web design - one of my friends showed me a copy of the Semi-Permanent book. It was filled with digital works by various artists."

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