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Matthew Gould is a graphic Artist, and has worked in printmaking, produced artist books and multimedia works. His art often has humorous aspects to it and is often a reflection of ideas about the world rather than personal memories and struggles.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fading to black

Just having a play with photoshop last year...that should keep all you small minded "I like pretty art" types happy at least. Enjoy!


There isn't to much that can be said about this, it's a photograph taken with black and white film and has been self-printed at about A4 size.

The angel itself is at Red Hill Cemetery which is where my father's buried.

The photographs came from a series of images taken for my photography class which was an exploration into how we see death as and end. The idea that a cemetary should be a place of silent reflection rather than a place for celebration of a loved ones life. The following images are also from this series.

Caution, idiot.

"Caution, idiot."

This work references the use of signs in our lives. By creating a sign which indicates precautionary measures to be taken and yet tell you absolutely nothing, the sign completes it's purpose as a sign. Signs are a manmade way of subtley telling you exactly what to to without you ever knowing.

This work plays on that idea and makes full use of our willingness to obey as it holds the viewers eye to tell them nothing.

City of Lights.

This image was created using plinths and three light sources to create a city scape. It was an exploration of the words 'light' and 'black' and is what I would concider to be a 2D work even though it was created with 3D found objects