I always think about the big spaces in these pictures being forced into the small space of a format and composition. That collision, of big space and small space, really fascinates me.

Matthew Shelley

About the Artist


Matthew Shelley (b. 1983) is a Westport, Connecticut-based artist working primarily in collage. Matthew’s collages construct abstracted landscapes that contrast graphic geometric shapes and symbols with atmospheric photographs of nature and found textures. Matthew's work confounds the spatial divisions of two and three-dimensional space, creating illusory compositions that explore the potential of the picture plane.

News and Notables
  • Exhibited at Proto / Gomez, 2020

  • Exhibited at The Rhode Island School of Design Museum Gelman Gallery, 2017

  • Solo exhibition, Surveyed, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, 2015