Elwood-based artist to exhibit at the 2017 Knox Immerse Festival

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Elwood-based photographic printmaker Mat Hughes is one of 30 artists taking part  in this year’s Knox Immerse Festival exhibiting at 30 venues for 30 days.

His print series titled ‘In Flux’ is now on display at the Rowville library, until December 11, 2017.   

Mat Hughes was born in Libya when the country had a king but grew up in the UK before moving to Australia in 2009.  

Since 2012 he has been a full time stay at home Dad.  

As such he has had to learn to juggle the demands of home-life with his art practice.

Mat will be displaying five prints from his 2016 series, In Flux.  

Each print features deceptively simple still-life vignettes assembled from found objects like rock, grass, twigs, and leaves.

Mat says the series was born from a desire to capture a small “frozen moment of calm” in an otherwise changing landscape.  

The natural objects were found whilst out dog walking and in true still-life fashion were bought home and assembled on the kitchen table and photographed using natural light.        

 There is a strong compositional aesthetic flowing through the work which is both minimal but very modern, evoking a sense of calm and balance.  

Influences include; Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, sumie black ink painting and turn, of the century photographic portraiture.  

The prints are beautifully framed in handmade Victorian Ash frames. Limited edition giclée prints reproduced on archival 310gsm rag will be for sale.   

This exhibition curated by Knox City Council as part of Knox Immerse Festival 2017.     

So if you are driving that way, don’t forget to stop for a look.  

 

 

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