Matthew Thorley is a multi-disciplinary artist investigating positive and negative space in the built environment. Focusing on detail while utilising automated precision. Inspired by contemporary architecture's reduction of elements and an emphasis on form, Thorley extrapolates selective aspects concerned with the study of light interacting with reflective surfaces. Striving for a contemporary evaluation of constructed space to develop other realms of appreciation and understanding through the use of these highly finished objects.
This process of selection becomes activated through the experience of engaging extended time with a specific constructed space allowing various angles of inquiry to develop abstracted representations. Thorley’s work challenges the viewer to apply a softened focus and respond to a moment of contemplation. His practice asks the viewer to consider the work as a static object that aspires to the act of movement, whilst simultaneously affording the viewer an appreciation of their own personal consciousness within a given space.
Image: MATTHEW THORLEY
I inhale so that you can exhale
I pause so that you can pause
I don't exist so that you can appreciate consciousness.
2016. Formed acrylic, tinted acrylic, mirrored acrylic. 106 x 106 x 16cm.
Image Credit: ANDRÉ AVILA.