Matthew Webber's studio

News – updated 18/12/16

February 2017: New opportunity with start-up gallery in London. More info soon
January 12th -Feb 15th 2017: Solo Exhibition at Space Station Gallery, Bermondsey Street, London SE1
December 3rd & 4th: Open House Exhibition at the artist’s home in Aldersbrook, E12
Shortlisted artist, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016
Window show at m2 Gallery, Peckham London, May 2016
• Solo exhibition at The View, Epping Forest, December 2015
• Selected artist for 10×10 Drawing the City, Autumn 2015
• 2 paintings shortlisted for National Open Art Competition 2015 – Painting 1 + 2
• Prizewinner at Creekside Open, 2015
Painting selected for Creekside Open, APT Gallery (selected by Richard Deacon)
Painting selected for National Open Art Competition 2014
– On display at Somerset House from 18th September 2014
– On display at Minerva Theatre, Chichester from 17th December 2014
• New paintings hung at Broadgate Tower
• Large-scale prints purchased by The Manor House restaurant, Wanstead E11

 

The Work

Influenced by maps, aerial photography and the landscape around his East London studio, Matthew Webber creates oil- and acrylic- based paintings that are constructed, layer by layer, over a period of several months.

The addition of paint and texture is just part of the process, however, as the final composition is only revealed once the artist has carefully scraped away and sanded down this built-up surface in order to expose the completed image.

As the layers are stripped away, the anatomical skeleton of the piece begins to emerge. The network of lines and strata become increasingly interwoven and intricate as this process continues, thus affording each work its own history and identity.

An element of chance plays its part in the success or failure of these objects; long-hidden motifs emerge slowly, and unpredictably, through the excavation of paint, colours and forms are revealed, connections and disconnections made, and the final structure is released.

 

The Artist

Matthew completed a degree in Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University in 1996 and has been producing work in his East London studio ever since. His paintings have been exhibited throughout the UK and the United States, and are held in private and corporate collections around the world.

These paintings are best seen in person, so please contact Matthew using the email address below if you would like to arrange a studio visit.