Matthew Hawtin




"Untitled" Constructs

The following pieces were inspired by a trip to Prague and subsequent research into altarpieces and devotional paintings. They are not religious, but are religious-like as they do require an interaction in order to fully exist. Part painting, part sculpture and part design, these works are the interwoven aspects between disciplines and are meant for a one to one relationship with the viewer so one can decide how (and when) the work is to be shown.
In these works I was interested in forming a link between the past and present by "contemporizing" old forms and ideas into pared down essential elements. My work concerns the synthesis of perceptual information and the distillation of these ideas into reductionist constructs.

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