Matthew Stone
Healing With Wounds

Matthew Stone

Healing With Wounds

July 6th – August 29th, 2016

Somerset House
Strand, London

 

The Hole and partnership with Somerset House is proud to announce solo exhibition by Matthew Stone.

‘HEALING’ presents a series of new digital paintings by artist Matthew Stone. Using computer generated 3D sculpting, painting and rendering, Stone’s hand-painted abstract brushstrokes emerge in human form.

In 2004 the artist was instrumental in founding and developing the Peckham-based squat-art collective !WOWOW!. At the time, Stone presented this network as an artwork. His photography and performance documentation included here, show these experiments in connecting bodies with their kinaesthetic potential in social contexts. ‘HEALING’ traces a continuum from social practice via photography & abstract works into formal, painterly figuration.

The new works, use technology to break with the history of painting on a flat surface, lifting the strokes into a virtual and free space. The addition of shadows and foreshortening creates an illusionistic – trompe l’oeil sense of depth and perspective within the canvases. The paintings show diverse bodies both in play and at war. Stone seeks to highlight the central role that interdependency plays in shaping our capacity to heal. Diverting from his previous purely optimistic imaginings of neutral utopias, the work raises questions of identity and conflict resolution untold.

www.Somersethouse.org.uk

For more information about the artist and to preview works in the exhibition please email Raymond@theholenyc.com.

Wonderland Magazine, “Matthew Stone’s Healing with Wounds at Somerset House”

Cultured Magazine, “Paint by Pixel: Matthew Stone” 

i-D Magazine, “Revisiting the Past and Anticipating the Future with Matthew Stone”

Dazed, “Matthew Stone’s Art Reminds Us How Much We Need Each Other”

F Word Magazine, “Matthew Stone – Healing with Wounds”

Arturner, “Review: ‘Healing with Wounds’ an Exhibit by Matthew Stone”

Mother Magazine, “Mother Talks to Artshaman Matthew Stone about his Current Exhibition Healing with Wounds, Discussing Neo-liberalism, Structural Racism and the Shamanic Power of Art”

Freunde von Freunden, “Matthew Stone Retexturizes Human Form and Flesh Through Digital Painting”

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“Accusatory (Upper Chest)”, 2016, Digital print and acrylic on linen, 71 x 47 inches

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“Amidst of All My Joys”, 2016, digital print and acrylic on linen, 35 x 28 inches, 90 x 70cm

“Being Reliant, Not Being Reliant, Being Not Reliant”, 2016, digital print and acrylic on linen, 71 x 47 inches, 180 x 120cm

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“Being Relied Upon, Not Being Relied Upon, Being Not Relied Upon”, 2016, digital print and acrylic on linen, 71 x 47 inches, 180 x 120cm

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“Don’t Leave Me”, 2016, digital print and acrylic on linen, 63 x 47 inches, 160 x 120cm

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“Freedom/Optimism”, 2016, digital print and acrylic on linen, 47 x 35 inches, 120 x 90cm

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“Healing”, 2016, digital print and acrylic on linen, 79 x 118 inches, 200 x 300cm

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“Healing With Wounds”, 2016, digital print and acrylic on linen, 47 x 35 inches, 120 x 90cm

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“I Can Be as Peaceful as I Want”, 2016, digital print and acrylic on linen, 47 x 35 inches, 120 x 90 cm

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“I Construct by Way of Authenticity”, 2016, digital print and acrylic on linen, 28 x 20 inches, 70 x 50 cm

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“Noble Intentions”, digital print and acrylic on linen, 47 x 35 inches, 120 x 90cm

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“Red Monolith”, 2016, digital print and acrylic on linen, 63 x 47 inches, 160 x 120cm

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“Fear of Not Being Needed”, 2016, digital print and acrylic on linen, 98 x 130 inches, 250 x 330cm

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“The Fear of Not Being Needed II”, 2016, digital print and acrylic on linen, 16 x 12 inches, 40 x 30cm

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“The Wave that Lifts You Up While It Holds You Down”, 2016, digital print and acrylic on linen, 35 x 28 inches, 90 x 70 cm