09 Apr Wrestling posters cause fights: Matt Arbuckle
Matt Arbuckle is a painter who takes photographs. Photos are nowhere to be seen in his heavy brush strokes and lashes of colour, but they are at the core of the work. Shooting an interesting shape, line, shopfront or window each day with his grandfather’s old Voigtländer camera, the photographs are pinned up in his studio and deconstructed into grids and frames, strong gestures and layered perspectives.
Arbuckle works within painting and installation and completed Honors in Visual Communication, Major in Painting at Unitec Auckland, NZ. He has exhibited widely in New Zealand, Germany, the UK and Australia, including shows at Tristian Koenig Gallery (Melbourne), Tim Melville Gallery (Auckland), Baustelle Gallery (Berlin) and Holborn Space (London).