Matthew Burrows

In and Through

Wellington Arch
2 November 2022 – 8 January 2023

The paintings of Matthew Burrows explore a coalescence between stillness and movement. Work from the In and Through series has a preoccupation with watchfulness and the lines that delineate the landscape and our physiology.  Burrows speaks of his work as an internal vigilance for place, creating images that meditate on the deep knowledge derived from repeatedly moving in and through the landscape. His relationship with habitat is not one of description or nostalgia, but one of dwelling and ritual. It is a process of mythologising, of drawing meaning from the particularities of the environment, of realising its wilderness and ours.

 

In 2020, a week before the first national lockdown, Burrows founded the Artists Support Pledge initiative, to help artists and makers through the COVID19 pandemic. Artist Support Pledge has become a global phenomenon helping sustain thousands of artists across the globe during the pandemic. It has become a global movement empowering both artists and collectors. For his efforts, Matthew was awarded an MBE for services to Arts and Culture. An artist’s artist, many are excited to celebrate a man who has contributed so much to his community. 

selected works

Stern III
2022
Gatscape VI
Mountain I
2022
Stataph III
2022
Stataph IV
2022

Stern III

2022Acrylic and sand on jute 200 x 200 cm / 78 3/4 x 78 3/4 in

Gatscape VI

Acrylic on jute 150 x 115 cm / 59 x 45 1/4 in

Mountain I

2022Acrylic on burlap200 x 150 cm / 78 3/4 x 59 in

Stataph III

2022Stataph IV, 2022 Acrylic on jute 150 x 115 cm150 x 115 cm / 59 x 45 1/4 in

Stataph IV

2022Acrylic on jute 150 x 115 cm / 59 x 45 1/4 in