Matthew Thomas

Photographer / film maker / artist hailing from London, UK, now based in Liverpool.

 
As a contemporary photographer and former fine art painter I naturally create images that blur the boundaries of the two disciplines. Subject matter is at the forefront of my projects; it is only after I consider the topic that I deliberate on what medium to use. When it comes to what mediums are appropriate for a body of work, I do not consider that anything is out of limits. Though I have an artistic background based primarily in photography and photographic manipulation, I have worked with a variety of printing methods, including lenticulars.
 
I tend to prefer simplicity, but I have a great appreciation for what a creative team can bring to a shoot. For portraits/headshots the retouching needs to be very light (unless specified from the outset). Within this practice I have moved from intense manipulation (through the use of Photoshop / Maya) to a more holistic and increasingly simple practice.
 
I am currently experimenting printing on a number of 3D objects in collaboration with artists who work in different materials and disciplines.
 
 
 
 

Exhibitions

(From 2010)

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.

Reviews & Features

Nerve magazine

Impact that’s instantly Continuous: A Kaleidoscope on vision

Threshold 2016

Threshold Festival Exhibition at Unit51

 

Dot-Art

We spoke to Matthew about his inspiration.

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