Candy-Colored Minimalism

Austin photographer's candy-colored works spark digital-art movement

Austin photographer's candy-colored works spark digital-art movement

Editor's note: CultureMap is proud to present the latest installment in our partnership with KLRU's documentary series Arts in Context. This unique series celebrates stories about the arts in Austin and the people who make this such a vibrant and creative city.

Matt Crump's candy-colored, minimalist style has sparked a digital-art movement. Inspiring social media followers around the world with his vibrant photography and short videos, Matt Crump has become one of Time's top 50 photographers on Instagram. Part of that unique vision comes from his obsessive compulsive disorder, and he transforms anxiety into controlled art, where even a "mess" is beautifully composed. With minimalist compositions, lively hues, and a great sense of humor, Matt's imagery from around the world has its his own energetic spin.

KLRU-TV, Austin PBS is dedicated to telling stories that entertain, inspire, and change our lives. KLRU highlights what makes Austin unique — whether music, arts, or public issues — by creating and distributing award-winning original content. KLRU produces several series including Austin City Limits, Arts in Context, Central Texas Gardener, Civic Summit, and Overheard With Evan Smith. As a nonprofit educational organization, KLRU also prepares children to succeed in school and creates lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Matt Crump Arts in Context
Matt Crump's candy-colored style sparked a digital-art movement. Photo courtesy of KLRU-TV
Matt Crump Arts in Context
Crump transforms anxiety into art, where even a "mess" is beautiful. Photo courtesy of KLRU-TV
Matt Crump Arts in Context
Matt Crump Arts in Context