Saturday, 19 January 2013

Matthew O'Sullivan

Matthew O'Sullivan
16th-17th, 23rd-24th, 30th-31st May
Saturday/Sunday - 10am to dusk
Matthew’s new work uses ceramic reproductions of the human heart in alternative guises to explore man's awkward relationship with the material world.

Waiting in the butchers provided the inspiration when idly musing upon what a perfectly formed, functional, beautiful if slightly repulsive object the heart was. He bought a lamb's heart, took it home, photographed it and modelled a clay replica.
His initial idea was to create surreal landscapes with giant, otherworldly hearts dropped into them.

“It was also good to be creating sculptures again after so many paintings. While making and reproducing clay hearts over and over, each one slightly different to the last, I began to look at the heart as an object in its own right and its many different guises and interpretations within our language and popular culture”.

Matthew teaches Art & Design at Amman Valley School and is a member of King Street Gallery Cooperative, Carmarthen .


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