My work focuses on the creation of interactive space that evokes feeling of nostalgia and transition found in our immediate environment. These installations evolve from regional influence using ideologies of vacation and journey. The spaces become immersive environments created from my interpretation of the collected artifacts. The quality of the artifacts used in theses installations persuade the viewer to question the space and relationship to the identity presented. The constant changes within the surrounding landscapes make me question its history and authenticity. This influences me to create a destination that has its own quirky identity reflecting a regional aesthetic. The stories and myths about the objects will begin to blend with interactions and dialogs of its occupants. This motivates me to create a space that consists of the appropriation of collected artifacts that were destined to be trashed. The viewer is invited to interact with the sculpture and encouraged to take photos to keep the legacy of this destination alive.
Matthew's ArtPrize Entries
These are Matthew's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Matthew's Past Work
These are images of past work that Matthew has done.