Matthew Quick

Lives and works Melbourne

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs

Quick is an artist who masterfully layers meaning—not only are the works a unique amalgamation of the tradition of landscape painting and surrealism, they are imbued with metaphors and stories.

Matthew Quick began painting as a teenager, before becoming one of the University of South Australia's youngest students. Upon graduation, he joined Emery Studio in Melbourne, designing for major Australian corporations such as Rio Tinto, Foster’s and BHP. After a prosperous career in design and advertising and publishing a number of fiction titles, Quick returned to painting at age 35.

A narrative realist, Quick tells stories and makes quirky observations of the world around us. With the combination of title and image, deeper meanings emerge, triggering the unfolding of chapters in an endless array of stories the viewer is invited to create.

8 March 2016 Radio Interview | The Arts Show | Matthew Quick and Sophia Szilagyi

\ Artworks

A question of philosophy

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 60x50cm

SOLD

Accessory Necessities 2

2017 \ Oil on aluminium composite panel, aluminium frame \ 110x76.5cm

Adulation

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 60x50cm

SOLD

Class Lines

2017 \ Oil and etching on copper \ 90x60cm

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Coronation

2013 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 120x100cm

Divine Authority

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 120x100cm

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Dressed to kill

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 60x50cm

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Every Precaution

2015 \ Oil on Italian Linen \ 120x100cm

SOLD

Exhibit A

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 60x50cm

Hardware Necessities

2017 \ (detail image) Wood, steel and Swarovski crystals \ 145x18.8cm

Hear me roar

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 60x50cm

SOLD

Major Tom

2017 \ Oil on copper \ 90x90cm

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Some animals are more equal than others

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 60x50cm

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Status Update

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 120x100cm

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The Emperor's new clothes

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 60x50cm

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The great cover up

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 120x100cm

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True perspective

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 60x50cm

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When in Rome

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 60x50cm

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 Matthew Quick

Matthew Quick

Bling

16 November — 2 December 2017

Matthew Quick

Based on a True Story

12 November — 27 November 2015

Brave New World

Group Exhibition

18 August — 28 August 2015

Matthew Quick

Monumental Nobodies

27 February — 14 March 2014

Matthew Quick

Pure Freedom

26 July — 10 August 2012

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12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2000
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