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Peter Matthews
updated: 10/01/2011
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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5 Hours in the Pacific Ocean
5 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up)
6 Hours in the Pacific Ocean
6 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up)
3 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up)
3 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 2)
11 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up)
11 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 2)
11 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 3)
2 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up)
2 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 2)
2 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 3)
4 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up)
4 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 2)
4 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 3)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, documentary, identity, landscape, mapping, memory, site-specific, nature, spiritual
 
 
5 Hours in the Pacific Ocean by Peter Matthews
5 Hours in the Pacific Ocean
ink, water from Pacific Ocean and rust on paper
November 2007
13" x  40.5" 
5 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up) by Peter Matthews
5 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up)
ink, water from Pacific Ocean and rust on paper
November 2007
13" x  40.5" 
6 Hours in the Pacific Ocean by Peter Matthews
6 Hours in the Pacific Ocean
ink, water from Pacific Ocean and rust on paper
December 2007
13" x  40.5" 
6 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up) by Peter Matthews
6 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up)
ink, water from Pacific Ocean and rust on paper
December 2007
13" x  40.5" 
3 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up) by Peter Matthews
3 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up)
ink, water from Pacific Ocean and rust on paper
December 2007
0" x  0" 
3 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 2) by Peter Matthews
3 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 2)
ink, water from Pacific Ocean and rust on paper
December 20007
13" x  40.5" 
11 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up) by Peter Matthews
11 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up)
ink, water from Pacific Ocean and rust on paper
December 2007
13" x  40.5" 
11 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 2) by Peter Matthews
11 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 2)
ink, water from Pacific Ocean and rust on paper
December 2007
13" x  40.5" 
11 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 3) by Peter Matthews
11 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 3)
ink, water from Pacific Ocean and rust on paper
December 2007
13" x  40.5" 
2 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up) by Peter Matthews
2 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up)
ink, water from Pacific Ocean and rust on paper
December 2007
13" x  40.5" 
2 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 2) by Peter Matthews
2 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 2)
ink, water from Pacific Ocean and rust on paper
December 2007
13" x  40.5" 
2 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 3) by Peter Matthews
2 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 3)
ink, water from Pacific Ocean and rust on paper
December 2007
13" x  40.5" 
4 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up) by Peter Matthews
4 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up)
ink, water from Pacific Ocean and rust on paper
January 2008
13" x  40.5" 
4 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 2) by Peter Matthews
4 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 2)
ink, water from Pacific Ocean and rust on paper
January 2008
13" x  40.5" 
4 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 3)  by Peter Matthews
4 Hours in the Pacific Ocean (close-up 3)
ink, water from Pacific Ocean and rust on paper
January 2008
13" x  40.5" 

Artist Statement

Sometimes drawing for me shares similarities to the methods of geological surveys and investigations. 

The spatial dimension and the sense of permanence indelibly scorched on every piece of paper, especially the edge and perimeter, have been physically shattered in this new series.  Puncturing and fracturing the surface of the paper was created in a quite controlled but spontaneous manner involving driving nails through the paper around the full perimeter of its edge while passing through each corner.  

A continuous long strand of thin copper wire was then doubled around each nail forming, conceptually and practically, a magnetic, continuous circuit that is tightly bound to the surface of the paper and effectively acting as an electrical conductor. 

I am not interested in representing an object.  I am interested in taking a quantum leap towards becoming more intimately bound with what it is that the drawing embodies. The drawings from this new body of work have been produced after spending extended, uninterrupted hours while physically in, not next to or beside, the Pacific Ocean in southern Mexico. 

 

I am interested in recording on the paper surface not only what is present but also what is absent.  A fluctuating, vibrating zip of a line may run through the many hemispheres on the paper’s surface, this being a deliberate mark while tracing the flight path of an osprey as it flies over the ocean. 

 

 

On the other hand, areas of paper that were once wet by many droplets of water after a big wave, interestingly reflecting the sun millions of miles away, may have dried up twenty minutes later in the intense sun.  Recording this absence is just as important as recording what I don’t see or feel, as the case may be if plotting the direction and pull of the current while balancing on the sand shifting under me.   

 

Everything is always changing, nothing is ever the same.  Everything is caught in a spiralled flux

Artist Bio / CV
Peter Matthews

Lives and works in England

Mr.PeterMatthews@gmail.com 

MFA Fine Art, The Nottingham Trent University, England 2002-2003

BA Honours Fine Art, The Nottingham Trent University, England 1998-2001

Selected Exhibition Record 

2011 Sea Marks, MendesWood Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2011 Continuum, James Cohan Gallery, NY

2011 ADAA Art Fair, James Cohan Gallery, Cosmologies, NY

2011 Marked Differences, Kentler Gallery, NY

2011 t.b.c. Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, England

2011 Vessel, Stone House, Geoge Place, Plymouth, England

2011 Opem, New Curtois Gallery, Lincoln, England

2010 Selections Spring 2010: Sea Marks, Drawing Center, NY, NY

2010 With/Drawn, Drawing Room, Budapest, Hungary

2010 7th Annual Benfit Auction, Drawing Center, 548 west 22nd street, NY

2010 ING Discerning Eye Drawing Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2010 Worcerster Contemporary 2010, Worcester Art Gallery, England 

2009 Anonymous Drawings, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien Gallery, Berlin

2009 Open 2009, Derby City Art Gallery, Derby, England

2008 Pacific Ocean drawings, Centre for Recent Drawing, London

2006 Contemporary Mathematical Photography and New Media, New Media Gallery, James Madison University,Virginia 

2006, DHRA 2006, College of Arts, Devon, England 

2004 Photowork 2004 Barrett Art Center, NY

2004 One Step Beyond, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, England 

2003 Contemporary Drawing, T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier, Vermont 

2003 Time and Transcendence, Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, California