Matthew Richardson is an artist and illustrator making collages, assemblages, ceramics, prints, books and moving images. What draws this diverse output together is the process of playful assemblage - of gathering and connecting fragments and sifting meaning from the residue of material culture. Work evolves through cutting, folding, dismantling, covering, stretching and joining and as he strives to make things ‘fit’ - physically, conceptually and metaphorically.

His work looks at how meanings, messages and stories slip, slide and mutate across time by experimenting with the possibilities of a particular process or medium, and by playing with the physical and symbolic properties of objects and images. He looks for hidden, oblique and chance connections, and at how things become meaningful through recognition or mis-recognition and through changes in their context.

Matthew has created work across a diversity of contexts. His  work has been shown in gallery spaces including Tactile Bosch, g39, Oriel Davies, Transition and Outpost. Illustration work has included projects with the V&A, the British Library and the Poetry Society. He has taught at a number of UK art colleges including UCA Maidstone, Norwich University of the Arts and the RCA. He lives and works in Norwich, UK CV.

Some work is available via: Hoof + Claw Studio

Email:  ︎   Instagram: @MatthewRubble

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Matthew Richardson Artist + Illustrator
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