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Matthew Musgrave

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Matthew Musgrave is interested in thinking through painting. How painting has a tendency to infer figuration, and builds upon the past, the future and the now. Being attentive to this changeable and expansive nature of painting is an important aspect of his practice, Musgrave's subjects begin with things in the local surrounding or close to hand; trees, grass, chairs, windows, people gathering, dancing, communicating. Through the synthesis of different types of marks, densities, surfaces and sizes Musgrave thinks through their space, flatness, light and representation.

Matthew Musgrave (b. 1985 Torquay) lives and works in London. He studied painting at the Royal College of Art graduating in 2011. Recent exhibitions include: Only with a light touch will you write well, freely and fast, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow (2015) & Supplement, London (2016); All the best/yours sincerely, Galeria Alegria, Madrid (2016); Paintings, Supplement, London, 2012 (solo); RCA show, Royal College of Art, London, 2011; Gifted, Josh Liley Gallery, London, 2010; The Library of Babel, Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2010.


Matthew Musgrave, Of Outside, 2016, Oil on canvas, 66 x 51 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Turned Up, 2015, Oil on linen, 31 x 26 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Through a Tree, 2015, Oil on linen, 40 x 35 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Visit, 2015, Oil on linen, 51 x 45.5 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Drawn In, 2015, Oil on canvas, 94 x 65 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Returning, 2015, Oil on linen, 60 x 50 cm

Matthew Musgrave, In One Place, 2015, Oil on linen, 70 x 60 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Grass Drawing Leg, 2014, Oil on canvas, 41 x 36 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Sign Work, 2014, Oil on linen, 60 x 65 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Goes Across, 2015, Oil on canvas, 76 x 71 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Act Naturally, 2015, Oil on linen, 70 x 60 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Beacon, 2015, Oil on canvas, 90 x 69 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Only Once, 2015, Oil on linen, 86 x 70 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Chair, Forward Facing, 2012, Oil on canvas, 59 x 39 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Around It, 2012 Oil on linen ,94 x 64 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Corner, Blind, 2011, Oil on herringbone linen, 94 x 74 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Bright Light Response, 2011, Oil on canvas, 65.5 x 45 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Untitled, 2011, Oil on canvas, 80.5 x 62 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Somthing About a Middle, 2011 Oil on canvas, 146 x 160 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Nice Wallpaper, 2011, Oil on linen 55 x 54 cm

Matthew Musgrave, Blossom (Not Without Trying), 2011, Oil on aluminium, 21 x 15 cm