HSG are delighted to announce our participation in Art Central Hong Kong in March 2016 at which we will be showcasing a new series of paintings by the very accomplished Melbourne-based artist, Matthew Johnson.
Matthew’s diverse travel and cultural experiences have imparted a considerable influence on his art practice, the legacy of which has become distilled through the archetypal filter of oil and pigment. The underlying compositional structures of his paintings are repetitive – grids, geometric patterns, stripes or sequential arrangements drawn from nature.
Matthew has observed of his practice: "My current oeuvre started in early 2000 and over the past 10 years the paintings have become more honed and refined. …In essence my practice is relatively cyclical in nature. I often return to earlier conceptual applications and redefine these processes by different means, whether it be in painting, design or architecture."
Matthew’s work is held in numerous private and corporate collections nationally and internationally, including Artbank, Crown Towers Melbourne, Macquarie Bank, Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Smorgan Collection, Heide Museum of Art and the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania. As an adjunct to his art practice, Matthew is continually developing site specific architectural installations throughout Australia.