My work is a continued experiment with representational art, wherein the process is often as important as the finished object. As an idea formulates via collage/digital art/drawing/ reading—–This interplay more often than not results in a painting, however the painting itself is a comment on the notion of appropriation and the possibilities of anonymous detourning of reproductions made possible by the internet age.

Subject matter is often related to the figure, it’s absence and commonly held views and opinions on its form.
A continued self directed study of art history and literature also informs my work, particularly in regards to themes of gender, relationships, and sexualistion from the viewpoint of a 21st Century heterosexual male.

Matthew Wells (b.1983) Lives in Elgin, UK     

BA Hons Painting- Grays School of Art, 2005

                                     Email: m_g_wells@yahoo.co.uk

Tel: 07742 551729

Exhibitions/ Events:

September 2013- “Derive and Detournement”- Mother Tongue collective at IG:LU Inverness

September 2010- “A Painting A Day”-(Fundraising event for the ARCHIE foundation)

June 2010- “Two Boots, Two Spoons, No Jam” (Joint Show with Colin Robison)- The Gallery @ Elgin Library Building

April 2010- Farewell Burghead- (Installation at 54Grant Street, Burghead)

March 2009- 75 Faces of Gordonstoun- Gordonstoun School

Dec 2008- Peacocks Xmas Show-Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen

Oct 2008- “Deceit, Betrayal, Envy, Revenge”- Footprints, Hopeman

Sept 2008- Gordonstoun Exhibition– Moray Art Centre

Jul 2008- Art in The Garden (event)- Burghead

May 2008- Moray Arts Club Members 2– Moray Art Centre, Findhorn

May 2008- Artist in Residence Exhibition- Gordonstoun School

March 2008- Moray Arts Club Members 1– Elgin Library

Dec 2007- Peacocks Xmas Show– Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen

Oct 2007- Headland– Moray Art Centre, Findhorn

Aug 2007- Moray Arts Club Open (commended)- Elgin

Dec 2006- Rowan Gallery Xmas Show– Drymen

Dec 2005- Just Art, Fochabers

June 2005- Graduate Show- Grays School of Art

Feb 2005- Undergraduate Exhibition- Royal Scottish Academy , Edinburgh


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