The Logic Of Beauty by Matt Walters

Matt WaltersWith this particular painting images from biological anatomy books are juxtaposed with diagrams and images from Hans Esyenks IQ tests and magnetic and gravitational diagrams of the movement of planets.

This piece was purchased at the Plunket Art Show Timaru, 2009.

Matt Walters was born in Hampshire in the UK, Formally Trained in Fine Art / Printmaking and taking Studies further with an MA in Visual Culture. He moved to Canterbury in Kent where he had a studio and taught part time at various institutions. Moving to New Zealand in 2002 he has always continued his practice and built up a large body of work and has exhibited regularly over the last 4 years. His influences from a New Zealand perspective have been gained through working in communities and for communities. Rather than expressing this unique environment or the special relationship with this land, his art often investigates common themes that are pertinent to our collective human condition in our globalised times.

Matt Walters was born in Hampshire in the UK, Formally Trained in Fine Art / Printmaking and taking Studies further with an MA in Visual Culture. He moved to Canterbury in Kent where he had a studio and taught part time at various institutions. Moving to New Zealand in 2002 he has always continued his practice and built up a large body of work and has exhibited regularly over the last 4 years. His influences from a New Zealandperspective have been gained through working in communities and for communities. Rather than expressing this unique environment or the special relationship with this land, his art often investigates common themes that are pertinent to our collective human condition in our globalised times.

Whilst he was trained as a printmaker his focus on the mark has been transferred into mediums that are complementary to the painterly way he used the press and printmaking techniques. Recently his process has developed the need to investigate notions of populations and individuality and this has seen a departure from a expressive and layered method to a more precise palette and mark, this multiplicity defines his process. Dealing with contemporary states of existence that preoccupy us, our infatuation with information over knowledge and using familiar images to denote this, the viewer is guided by titles that often act as an antagonist. This antagonism is often seen visually as he fights with the seemingly blind distraction from what is often numinous and the diminishing feeling of awe that is present everyday, who we are, and what it is to be. 

More information can be found at his website www.mwaltersart.com