• size 24" × 26"
  • year 2014
  • medium Collage on paper
  • framed In white
  • price Upon Request
“There are a lot of subtle values in a photograph that communicate depth. It makes the space feel very big, even though the object of the photograph is small, so I'm always looking for ways to interact with that. Sometimes I like to deactivate the space in a picture, and at other times, I like to extend the fiction of it.” — Matthew Shelley
Matthew shelley

About the Artist

Matthew shelley

Matthew Shelley (b. 1983) creates collage works using landscape to look at material and spatial issues. Shelley has exhibited widely throughout the US and internationally and his work has been featured in several publications, including Studio Visit and Great Ode. His work is included in international and regional collections at the Nes Residency Program in Iceland and the Katzen Art Museum in Washington, DC. Recent shows include “Altered Terrain” in Brooklyn and “A-Frame” in Washington, DC.

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Shelley did his undergraduate work at the University of Oregon. He received his MFA from American University in Washington, DC.

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