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Always nice to find an excuse to use the word hypnagogic in a sentence! Hypnagogic: relating to that imaginative state immediately before falling asleep - a state that new artist Dominic Matthews seems to capture in his surreal, half-lit, filmic paintings.

Most of our artists have graduate from an art degree course though sometimes we stumble across a talented self taught artist and Matthews is a good example of such an artist - who started painting later in life and is self taught..

Snatches of hypnagogic-like scenes emerge onto canvas from the mind of Matthews. He describes his work as: ’stills from an unmade film, they [his works] are fictions…’ 

Not only does Matthew’s content emit a beautifully filmic quality, his palette too resonates sublimely with the whimsical and outlandish colour choices used in many of Wes Anderson’s films. Take for example, ’Two Saints’, which sees a cacophony of cerise, persimmon, and mint green.  

Artist Statement

I see my pictures as stills from an unmade film
They are fictions above all.
Before and after is a mystery.
The moment held as a question.
I hope to evoke dream states, that may slip into nightmares, or resolutions.
I had drawn and painted a lot when I was young, and only came back to art about two years ago.
It was the morning after seeing " We the living", a film by Roy Andersson.
I needed to paint a moment, a scene, a fiction.
Silent players on a stage.

Most of the photo sources are my own, but some are found images. All my pictures are mixed media. I use acrylics, household paint, pen and pencil. Drawn elements are always there in the final picture. My influences are there to be seen, but I feel these pictures are truly mine, and still leave me asking, what was the question?

Original works:

Velvet Revolution

By Dominic Matthews

£250

Jan and Jo

By Dominic Matthews

£420

Un hombre culpable

By Dominic Matthews

£300

I'm not staying

By Dominic Matthews

£250

Does everyone stare ?

By Dominic Matthews

£300

£450

The bride and the soil

By Dominic Matthews

£350

Come live with me and be my lo...

By Dominic Matthews

£190

Descension

By Dominic Matthews

£280

The end of the song

By Dominic Matthews

£450

All I ever wanted

By Dominic Matthews

£320

The road to Low Fell

By Dominic Matthews

£450

Father Jude

By Dominic Matthews

£450

Shouldn't you be somewhere ?

By Dominic Matthews

£350

Legend

By Dominic Matthews

£490

Things I can't tell you

By Dominic Matthews

£490

Gentleman Thieves

By Dominic Matthews

£350

The Magnificent

By Dominic Matthews

£250

Devoted { Painting with Linocu...

By Dominic Matthews

£490

The night tree shakes them out...

By Dominic Matthews

£490

The Cross Makers

By Dominic Matthews

£490

Roy Andersson med en Philodend...

By Dominic Matthews

£490

" Hey George !! "

By Dominic Matthews

£490

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The betrayal

By Dominic Matthews

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Cynara

By Dominic Matthews

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