New Work Friday #190

Art Life , Exhibitions May 01, 2015 1 Comment

O'BRIEN_Matthew_A Long Way from Camp_Digital Collage_2014

Matthew O’Brien, A Long Way from Camp, 2014. Digital collage,

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Matthew O’Brien, Diggers to Borkoon, 2014. Digital collage.

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Matthew O’Brien, Diggers to Borkoom 2, 2014. Digital collage.

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Matthew O’Brien, Diggers Trail – Meander, 2014. Digital collage.

“Whilst these works are site specific, they are underpinned by a constant dialog of inner and outer experiences at the location. It is about making works that are about experiences in the landscape, acknowledging my lineage and ancestry and the slippages that occur with representing landscape ethically. Whilst I am making work about my experience in the landscape, the figure is predominant, as in the role of a spectator. This is a symbol of my heritage that is sympathetic to, but struggles with a more nomadic approach to representing the site. Decentralising the subject of landscape and concentrating on experience of being present informs the works that then present an alternative narrative – an alternative and personal history” – Matt O’Brien.

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One Comments

  1. Matt

    Thank you to The Art Life team for posting my work – it is certainly appreciated. If I could be so bold to promote my web presence – you can find more here and also here.

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