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

Adulation

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 60x50cm

Coronation

2013 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 120x100cm

Divine Authority

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 120x100cm

Dressed to kill

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 60x50cm

Every Precaution

2015 \ Oil on Italian Linen \ 120x100cm

Exhibit A

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 60x50cm

Hear me roar

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 60x50cm

Some animals are more equal than others

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 60x50cm

Status Update

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 120x100cm

The Emperor's new clothes

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 60x50cm

The great cover up

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 120x100cm

The view from above

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 120x100cm

True perspective

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 60x50cm

When in Rome

2015 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 60x50cm

\ News

News

Nanda\Hobbs proud to host Cure Cancer Australia Collaboration's inaugural event

16 November 2015

On Wednesday, 11 November 2015, Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary proudly hosted an intimate and exclusive event with Cure Cancer Australia through the Cure Cancer Collaboration highlighting the work of award-winning artist and melanoma survivor Matthew Quick.

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\ Exhibitions featuring Matthew Quick

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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