Matel gets his inspiration from the banality of the everyday life, people, nature, etc…
The result always flirts with caricature.
Evolving in a goofy universe, his characters take all kind of shapes and expressions while having their own specific meaning.
Snowboarding and skateboarding have had a major influence on his awakening to the world of art and design. Most of his time is spent painting, doing murals, drawing and working on illustrations for clients of different environments .
In the past years he has done illustrations for; Yes snowboards (Switzerland), Rome snowboards (USA), DevGru snowboards (Japan), Fairmont Château Frontenac (Canada), Spy Optics (USA), Vans (USA), De Stefani Winery (CAN) and more.