Matt Hardman

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MATT HARDMAN

 

Rye

 

My paintings explore the complex relationships which develop between different personalities over time; our preoccupation with our own, personal experience of reality and the feeling of alienation this sometimes causes.

The subjects recall the raw emotional states of childhood which we learn to mask later in life.

 

I draw from my own direct experiences but reshuffle and re-present them in an attempt to recapture the atmosphere of a remembered event or situation and the intensity of feeling around it.

My hope is that the work conveys some of the anxieties and frustrations that are part of the human condition - though humour, too, is often present the work - life being, at least in part, ridiculous.