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The betrayal by Dominic Matthews

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The betrayal (2020)

Dominic Matthews

76 x 61 cm | 29 x 24 in

Subject: People

Original mixed media painting in mixed media on wood panel.


Dominic Matthews

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.  

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