Lot 34 - Matilda Sutton - Private Space
Lot 34 - Matilda Sutton - Private Space

Lot 34 - Matilda Sutton - Private Space

Watercolor pencil on paper


A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Art on a Postcard



Matilda Sutton (b. 1994) is an artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne. She graduated from Newcastle University in 2019. Working between painting, drawing, sculpture and textiles, Matilda's practice is a kind of storytelling through image and object. Drawing from Posthumanist and Feminist philosophies, myth, literary and historical narratives, her inquiry is into how we categorise our world and ourselves. Complicating the boundaries of what our culture tells us about what we are, her practice takes ‘gender’ and ‘species' in its hands to prod and poke them. Story is both subject and method; taking symbols as tools, it is a kind of way-finding; charting a journey through the dark, misty places in between.  

The resulting work is usually in the form of large paintings on paper, drawings and cloth sculptural objects. Recently work has focused on the boundaries of the body and 'self'; how we conceive of our wholeness, or lack thereof, and negotiate our edges. Attempting to express the tensions between individuality and connectedness, dependence and independence 




BA Fine Art, Newcastle University, UK 


Solo Shows 


Bristling, Pipeline Contemporary, London, UK 


Dissolution, Vane Gallery, Gateshead, UK 

Arcus Pride Art 2023, Clifford Chance, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 


Pet Names, RePUBlic Gallery Window, Blyth, UK 


Group Shows 


Recording Time: Beyond the Goldmine Standard, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 


QUEERNOW, Newcastle University, UK 

X, Contemporary British Painting, Newcastle Contemporary Art, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 

Hypha, Church of St John, Healey, UK 


Adult by Nature, Quench, Margate, UK  

Jubilee, Vane Gallery, Gateshead, UK 

Collected, 36 Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 

The Turner Contemporary Open, Turner Contemporary Margate, UK 


Open Submission, BALTIC, Gateshead, UK 

Loose Time, Vane Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 


Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork  

“These works represent a point of experimentation in my practice, the seeds of new forms. Picking up the threads of recent work that interrogates a sense of individuality and wholeness in the experience of being a thing, I was looking to create images that invoke a feeling of bodily movement and growth. The works use images of containers, coverings and clothes to play with ideas of enclosure and exposure, of moving up and out and of hiding away.” 

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