Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne

My work is derived from and inspired by sight, sound and emotion from the real world and my belief that painting is a timeless, emotive and transcendental means of expression.

I believe the process of painting is integral to its content and the quality of foremost importance.
I aim to set up a tension in my paintings between spontaneity and risk and a more measured controlled approach. Within this approach I strive to create paintings that have the right balance in mood, light, texture, brushwork, placement,incident and structure.
To flick, smudge, pour, spray, spread,scrape, rub, splat, squeeze, draw, scribble and dribble in order to create tough, uncompromising paintings which carry the weight of art history and relate to people on many levels.

I hope my painting will keep evolving. Exactly where it is hard to say because so much comes from within the painting. Perhaps I will see something or some accident happen which will send me in a new direction.

The weight of mark carries a sense of the physical understanding of the landscape and reinforces the materiality of the paint and the painted surface.

I strive for my paintings to feel timeless being both ancient and modern at the same time, creating an appreciation of the history and passing of time within the landscape.

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