Lot 368 - Matthew Cort - Untitled
Ink and Watercolour on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
I am an interdisciplinary artist based in London. My work typically involves the manipulation and re-presentation of objects and images, but my use of medium or technique is determined by the idea I am exploring at a given time.
Extra-Mural Diploma in History of Art & Architecture with Distinction, Birkbeck, University of London, 2010
Extra-Mural Diploma in Philosophy with Distinction, Birkbeck, University of London, 2007
MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, 1998
BA Graphic Design, 1st Class Honours, St. Martin's School of Art, 1981
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2022
‘Oli Bennett Secret Cards’, Westminster School, London, 2019
166th Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, 2018
'RCA Secret’, Royal College of Art, London/Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 2018
'Inside Perspective', Tate Exchange, Tate Liverpool (collaboration with prisoners of HMP Wormwood Scrubs), 2018
‘Forgotten Spaces’, Somerset House, London, 2012
‘Art of Giving’, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2010
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
This piece is part of a series based on natural history paintings that I have appropriated, arbitrarily reworked and re-presented in the same ostensibly objective mode as the source material. Since manipulating these source images entails symbolically manipulating what they depict, this image can be viewed as proposing things that might actually inhabit some alternative time or place; being largely composed from other images, it also complicates notions of authorship and reflects the mediation of everyday experience through constructed images.
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