Matthew Thorley is a multi-disciplinary artist investigating positive and negative space in the built environment. Inspired by contemporary architecture's reduction of elements with an emphasis on form, Thorley is focusing on the study of light interacting with reflective surfaces. Developing a contemporary evaluation of constructed spaces with the intention of developing a deeper understanding of our relationship with the built environment..
Thorley's process originates from spending extended time with a specific space, allowing various angles of inquiry to develop abstract representations. The work invites the viewer to apply a softened focus and respond to a moment of contemplation.
Thorley’s practice asks the viewer to consider the work as a static object that aspires to the act of movement.