Matthew Dean - Artist

Matthew Dean - Artist

Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

About Matthew Dean - Artist

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY


Dynamism is central to Matthew Dean’s work.
An established filmmaker and animator he has in recent years been developing his drawing and painting.
Working from life Dean explores movement through form, expanding on and developing techniques that he once studied as an animator.

Often using professional dancers as models he commits to canvas and more recently to mirror and metal; his focus on the dynamics of movement.

Leaving the viewer with the impression that time itself has been captured, we just glimpse enough for us to step into his world.
Dean’s ability to move between mediums is evident and his latest body of work on glass serves to reinforce the spirited quality of his work.


Adding to his repertoire Matthew has started producing pure abstract work.
Producing installation works based on energy, dynamics and shape. Tamed and untamed.





Education

• UWE Bristol Animation Course: October –December 2002 – Stop Motion Animation
• The arts institute at Bournemouth: July 2002- September 1999 – BA
• The arts institute at Bournemouth: July 1998- September 1996 - HND
• 2 years GNVQ in arts and mutiny media – 1994 to 1996
• A Level in Fine Art – 1993 to 1994

Exhibitions

Messums Gallery Tisbury – VSAT (Veronica Stewart Arts Trust) July 2018

Lace Wing Gallery Salisbury 2017

Studio53 Tinder Box (solo exhibition) Salisbury 2016

Studio53 Time Trace (mixed exhibition) Salisbury 2016

Studio53 VSAT (Veronica Stewart Arts Trust) - (mixed exhibition) Salisbury 2016

Fisherton Mill Gallery (mixed exhibition) Salisbury 2015

Studio53 Shape Shift (joint exhibition) Salisbury 2015

Salisbury Arts Centre (mixed exhibition) Salisbury 2014

Forest Arts Centre (mixed exhibition) Salisbury 2014

Studio53 Liner (joint exhibition) Salisbury 2014

Studio53 Viscous (solo exhibition) Salisbury 2013

The Affordable Art Fair in Chelsea London 11th – 14th April 2013

The Affordable Art Fair in Edinburgh Scotland 19th Nov - 4th Dec 2012

​The Affordable Art Fair in Manhattan New York 2- 7 October 12

Darcy’s Gallery Cheltenham figurative work 2012

The Salisbury Arts Centre (mixed exhibition) homegrown project 2011

The Yard (mixed exhibition) Salisbury 2009 and 2010

New Forest Arts Centre (solo exhibition)) 2009

Hourglass Arts (solo exhibition) Burgate, Hampshire December 2008

Darcy’s Gallery (solo exhibition) Cheltenham- figurative work 2008

Scream Gallery (mixed exhibition on avi format for Sony Bravia and Scream) London Burton Street 2008

Fordingbridge Festival (mixed exhibition) 2007

Leaden Hall (mixed exhibition) Salisbury 2007

53 The Barn Studio (mixed exhibition) Salisbury 2007

Claire’s Gallery (mixed exhibition) Birmingham 2007

Salisbury Library Animal magic (solo) 2006

Hour Glass Restaurant and Gallery (solo) Fordingbridge- figurative work 2006

Darcy’s Gallery (mixed exhibition) Cheltenham- figurative work 2006

Hour Glass Restaurant and Gallery (solo) Fordingbridge- figurative work 2005

Darcy’s Gallery (mixed exhibition) Cheltenham- figurative and animal work 2005

The Barn Gallery (solo) Odstock, Salisbury- figurative work 2005

Salisbury Library (solo) animal work 2004

Escape Bar and Art (internet art Gallery) London, Brixton 2004

Lace Wing Gallery Salisbury 2004