6 December 2011
31 October 2011
4 October 2011
I went to London yesterday to visit the Charles Matton exhibition in Kings Cross, I only spent the one night, so got back this afternoon.
Matton's exhibition was amazing, I absolutely loved it. On entry, the room was dimly lit, and immediatly the audience is presented with a number of boxes scattered around the room. Each box was pretty much eye level, so that you can see directly inside. The boxes displayed immaculatly put together rooms, made up of tiny furniture and hand crafted objects...the detail was amazing, and something which I can only imagine would take years and years to create so perfectly proportioned.
Each box is Matton's replica of 'Artists' Studio spaces' all of which are uncanny, and when pictured close-up, seem practicaly lifesize, it's unreal and something which has really and truly inspired me. I'm SO glad I went to the exhibition.
I'm now concentrating on my dissertation, and also on my new ideas for my project. I plan to use light and mirroring as a part of my work, something which Matton has opened my mind to.
14 September 2011
So i was told about the artist Charles Matton recently, he is a French artist who creates meticulous miniature versions of the interiors of studio spaces which were used by the likes of Francis Bacon, Rembrandt, Hopper and Giacometti, as well as Baudrillards’s library and Freud’s study. The atmospheric boxes are handmade with intricate details in miniature, including light sockets, furniture and fading wallpaper.
Matton's minature boxes fascinate me, because the detail seems unreal, i feel like he's a step above the rest...and when i look back at the other artists who've interested me such as Slinkachu and Pablo Degaldo, I realise that although their style is completely different, i also think their concept of the noun 'minature' have a diverse meaning to the eachother.
I'm very excited, because Matton's current exhibition, 'Enclosures' is being showcased at All Visual Arts in Kings Cross, London. The exhibition will display his boxes of minature scenes, and i'll be able to see firsthand the intricate detail which has been put into each piece of furniture, wallpaper, lighting and other specific items.
The exhibiton finishes October 6th, so i'm making a visit before it closes! Also i need to go the Liverpool Tate before the end of October to see Robert Therrien's Smoke Signals, while it's still there!
...I think both exhibitions will give me the inspiration i've been looking for.