May 7 - June 27, 2009
Gregory Lind Gallery is pleased to present Garden Ruin, a new exhibition of work by London-based artist Bob Matthews. Matthews depicts romantic, mysterious landscapes steeped in the wild disorder of the natural world. His representations of nature, in its contradictory fluctuation between chaos and serenity, are complemented by a technologically enhanced approach. Matthews' use of computers, airbrush, and printmaking techniques emulates the changeability of nature while creating idealized images that suggest unruffled, pristine surfaces. His aesthetic emphasizes incongruous objects and elements, while offering a fascinating conceptualization of the chasm between what is seen and how it is rendered.
Bob Matthews received his MA in Fine Art Printmaking at Royal College of Art, London. His recent exhibitions include Borderland, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, 2009; Superscope, Lounge/Monika Bobinska, London, 2008; and Face Yourself, Keith Talent Gallery, London, 2008. His work has been profiled in various publications, including Art Monthly, Flash Art, the Guardian, Metro, Modern Painters, The New York Times, and Tema Celeste. His recent curatorial projects include Hope & Despair, Cell Project Space, London. Matthews' work is in private and public collections throughout Europe and the United States, including the Aspen Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado; Ecole de Beaux Arts, Toulouse, France; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, UK. This is Matthews' third solo exhibition with Gregory Lind Gallery. He lives and works in London, and teaches at the city's Royal College of Art.
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