Jace and Kacia King by ADNATE
Matt Adnate seeks to capture the essence of humanity in his artwork, using portraiture to convey the depth and beauty of the human spirit on walls and in exhibitions.
At the core of Adnate's art is a profound belief in the transformative power of art to bring about positive social change. His murals often feature monumental portraits of indigenous individuals shining a spotlight on their culture, heritage, and struggles. He aims to amplify their voices, drawing attention to the significance of land rights and cultural preservation.
One of Adnate's notable achievements is his 20-storey mural on a housing commission building in Melbourne. This mural serves as a striking portrayal of the diverse individuals and communities living in the housing estate, showcasing their stories and humanity. It has become a symbol of inclusivity and community empowerment, shedding light on those who are often overlooked and marginalized
Adnate's talent and impact has been recognized in the music and art world. He won an ARIA award (Australian Recording Industry Association) for Best Cover Art for his work on Baker Boy's album \"Gela.\" He has also been a finalist multiple times in prestigious art competitions such as the Doug Moran and the Archibald Prize. He has adorned the walls of major cities such as Los Angeles and New York, painting thousands of his murals through Asia, Europe, and Australia while also bringing his large scale portraiture to remote corners and communities across the globe.