Laura Matthews

Lives and works in Sydney

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs

Matthews reminds us what is real and what is technical. She reminds us to dream and view things beyond a cursory glance.

Laura Matthews received her formal education at the Slade School of Fine Art, UK. Matthews currently lives and practises in Sydney. In her Inner West studio, Matthews focuses on interpreting the landscape of Australia. Leaving behind memories of a paler climate, her increasingly acute sense of colour and light has generated large and acclaimed bodies of work.

Her work references ancient mythologies and contemporary stories. Human figures are painted in motion, a multidimensional motion that has an other-worldly feel. In this way the works become a metaphor for our contemporary existence. The constant communication that technology affords us, serving to connect us to each other, ironically erodes much of what is personal about our relationships.

\ Artworks

Dancing towards twilight

2014 \ Acrylic, oil and spray on canvas \ 150x200cm

SOLD

Days Descent

2007 \ Oil on canvas \ 107x183cm

Hiraeth 15

2016 \ Oil and spray on canvas \ 150x150cm

Hiraeth 2

2016 \ Oil and spray on canvas \ 150x150cm

Hiraeth14

2016 \ Oil and spray on canvas \ 150x150cm

SOLD

Journeying to the Edge, part 1

2014 \ Acrylic, oil and spray on canvas \ 150x150cm

SOLD

Journeying to the Edge, part 2

2014 \ Acrylic, oil and spray on canvas \ 150x150cm

SOLD

The ancestors walk in the footsteps of the living

2014 \ Acrylic, oil and spray on canvas \ 150x200cm

SOLD

\ News

News

Congratulations to Manning Art Prize finalists - Laura Matthews, Gria Shead, Matthew Quick

31 July 2017

Congratulations to N\H artists...Laura Matthews, Gria Shead and Matthew Quick - selected as finalists in the 2017 Manning Art Prize at the Manning Regional Art Gallery. The theme is "Naked and Nude". 

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\ Exhibitions featuring Laura Matthews

Laura Matthews

Hiraeth

4 August — 19 August 2016

Brave New World

Group Exhibition

18 August — 28 August 2015

Laura Matthews

Threshold

9 October — 23 October 2014

Laura Matthews

Devils' Heart

7 August — 22 August 2008

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Level 1 66 King Street Sydney, NSW 2000
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