Los Angeles based, Mauro Gatti is an italian all-around creative guy in love with creating all sorts of other fun stuff. He lives a double life, during the day he’s in charge of content creation at the amazing JibJab Studio; at night he splashes around in illustration, animation, game design, GIFs and children’s books illustration.
His work is full of humour and his style is iconic and simple, inspired by the illustration of the 60s and 70s. He is always in company of his inseparable bullmastiff Cyrus and his favorite quote is “A day without laughter is a day wasted” - Charlie Chaplin
Matthew Brandt (b. 1982, Los Angeles) received his BFA from Cooper Union in 2004 and MFA from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2008. Interested in physicality, process and landscape, Brandt’s ability to stretch the readings of an image, multiplying them both physically and conceptually, speaks directly to his interest in how images loom and meanings shift within a shared visual history.
His work is the clever manifestation of a photographic alchemist, satisfying the urge for the tangible, and grounding us in the present. Brandt’s precocious talent has landed him in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Armand Hammer Museum (Los Angeles) and the Elton John Collection. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.