Approved: 21.09.2015

Matthew Thomas

Artist, Film-maker, Gallerist, Graphic designer, Web developer

Approved: 21.09.2015

Matthew Thomas (also known as MATTOMICA - °1963, London, United Kingdom) is an artist who mainly works with photography. By choosing mainly formal solutions, Thomas creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.

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    Matthew Thomas (also known as MATTOMICA - °1963, London, United Kingdom) is an artist who mainly works with photography. By choosing mainly formal solutions, Thomas creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.

    His photos are based on formal associations which open a unique poetic vein. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. By applying abstraction, he tries to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations.


    His works directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. With a conceptual approach, he tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work.
     
    His works doesn’t reference recognisable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.

    Matthew Thomas currently lives and works in Liverpool. 

    CV & Education

    One Man Exhibition:
    2013 (Summer)
    Williamson Art Gallery
     
    MerseyBio 2012
    *Spektra*
    Dec ’12 – Jan ’13
    Christmas Exhibition
    Liverpool.
     
    Wirral Spring Open – 2012
    – Winner of the Kriterion award
    with *The Paradigm Effect*
    Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral
     
    Roots and Wings
    Brighton – 2011
    Steel Shed in Bridgetown Barbados /
    Aime Cesaire Cultural Park, Martinique – both 2012
    Photos of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2000.
     
    MerseyBio (Liverpool)
    Feb-April 2012
    *’Kaloseidos’ + ‘Spektra’ + ‘Emotion of Illusion’*
    Giclee Prints from the series.
     
    Corke Gallery
    Aigburth Road, Liverpool
    October – January 2011 / 12
    *Kaloseidos* + *Spektra* – giclee prints
     
    Biocensis
    Lightbox installation at The National Wildflower Centre, Liverpool
    April 2011
     
    Commission exhibition:
    The Paradigm Effect | Timeslice
    CultureLiverpool
    Dance Photo Commission
    @ The CUC, Liverpool
    April 2011
     
    Out Of The Pages
    (with ‘Object Of Dreams’ magazine)
    February 2011
    At ViewTwo Gallery, Liverpool
     
    Threshold Festival 2011
    (at the CUC, Liverpool)
    February
    Emotion of Illusion
    (in collaboration with ‘Objects of Dreams’ magazine)
     
    Liverpool Design Festival
    Kaloseidos
    November 2010
    – Vinyls Displayed on Brew Tea Bar and Mattas windows in Bold Street, Liverpool
     
    36EXP
    _Musea, Manchester
    Sept-Oct 2010 (in association with ILFORD PHOTO and BLURB)
    *Chinese New Year*
    36EXPBOOK
     
    Secret Subterranean London
    http://www.illuminievent.co.uk/
    9th-15th September
    Flowerglow (now – Biocensis)
    Lightbox installation based on the Kaloseidos series.
    Shoreditch Town Hall, London
     
    160 years of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
    July – September
    Chinese New Year
    Location: 08 Place, Liverpool
     
    Un/familiar
    June – September
    Spectra and Kaloseidos
    The Orchard Restaurant,
    Blundell Street, Liverpool
     
    Celebration of Colour
    May – August
    The Mere Grange Gallery
    Unit 101, Mere Grange, St Helens
     
    20 works by 10 Artists_
    March 2010
    LJMU (Gallery 2010) Gallery, Liverpool.