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Clampdown Records is an iconic record store in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter.The artist’s fondness for the store is self-evident: “Clampdown from the outside is a little scruffy but interesting. Inside it’s such a fantastic, well organised record store with a very knowledgeable owner”.This artwork is part of Matt Wilde’s Norther Quarter series of paintings, where the artist pays homage to the stores by representing them through unique paintings. About this series, the artist says: “Recalling nostalgic memories of jumping on the train to Manchester as a 15 year old onwards to spend my pocket money on records. At the time I had no Idea I was in the now trendy Northern Quarter I was just searching through vinyl in all of these record shops and second hand stall in Afflecks Palace. I loved finding rarities or in particular 7 inch records with interesting illustrations on the sleeves. My GCSE artwork consisted of record sleeve designs often incorporating narrative such as my friends into the illustrations. I didn’t get a top mark as I had ditched the reflections in a spoon or kettle or tube of toothpaste and replaced them with a series of record sleeves”.

 

Matt Wilde is best known as a painter of his urban landscapes, urban surroundings, daily commutes, consumerism and waste issues. Based in Warrington, Matt is an exhibition artist and is represented by Artzu Gallery in Manchester city centre. Matt has also exhibited his work in other established institutes, such as; Watergate Street gallery, Chester, Harris Museum and Art gallery, Preston, Gallery on the Square, St Ives Cornwall, Turnpike gallery, Leigh, View Two Gallery (Liverpool), Warrington Museum and Gallery and the Atkinson art gallery.

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