Featured Artists

"Struggle(s)" april - june 2012

Born in 1977 in England. Lives and works in London.

Densely loaded with diverse visual and literary references, Mathew Weir's paintings and sculptures examine slavery, mental illness, sexual and racial stereotypes issues as well as representations of ideas relating to death. The iconography of his paintings draws on a very specific tradition of eighteenth and nineteenth century decorative art, the ceramic figurine. These figurines offer highly ornate and stylized representations of a diverse number of historical, fictional and fantastical figures, from political nobles to novel’s characters. In Weir's paintings, these objects are animated within rich, often powerfully, delicate and textured backdrops to realise their symbolic potential.