Seminal and Non seminal works.
From my exhibition statement:
" Each item used in the artworks, alongside the more traditional mediums, was intentionally chosen to provoke reactions in each viewer. In doing so, the artist hopes to bring from the viewers’ periphery their awareness of the emotional meaning they may have attached to the items used.
Though the art works can be enjoyed any way that the viewer pleases, to experience the exhibition at its fullest, it is suggested that the art works initially be viewed with an innocence of not knowing which items are used in the piece. You are then encouraged to revisit the artwork as you become aware of the items/materials used. The aim of viewing the artworks this way is to bring to the forefront how the emotional value we attach to words and items can affect our experiences. Have you reacted differently to the artworks because of this? Matthew invites you to consider, in a broader sense, how the emotional meaning that you attach to (imbue in) items or words, affects your everyday interactions and experiences. "
Titles and items used (from top to bottom
1 - “Seminal works #10 110116” . Mixed Media (Watercolour, Ink, Polyethylene,Semen).
2 - “Seminal works #16 110116”. Mixed Media (Watercolour, Ink, Polyethylene, Semen).
3 - “All my dark thoughts #03 151115” . Mixed Media (Watercolour, Ink, Polyethylene, Toothpaste).
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