'S-CAT LRAB1', Matthew Wood

A painting of an open door through a white wall that has graffiti on it

Acrylic and Dulux ‘one coat’ emulsion on board,
24 x 15.5 cm, 2007

Artist's statement

I paint on found and fabricated sections of board in one sitting in site specific locations. My work explores the environment, whether constructed or natural. I am interested in a sense of place and atmosphere and the painterly depiction of space and distance, all of which can be associated with both landscape and interior. Until
three years ago my work was primarily landscape. The opportunity to exhibit in a disused office space led me to begin the process of
painting in a man-made environment where I generated a mini-series which, as with my approach to landscape, was produced in one sitting using an opaque palette of white emulsion and acrylics. I have since been based in Oriel Davies, domestic Belgian interiors, S-CAT and a disused MOD radio station.
'S-CAT LRAB1' is where I teach. It is a Life Room and I have attempted to capture its atmosphere through the sense of composition and harmonious perspective in the painting.


Matthew Wood was born in Morecambe in 1973. He studied at Middlesex University 1995-98 and the University of Wales 2000-01. Having previously been based in Brussels, he is currently based in Wales. Exhibitions with the west Wales artists' group 'Fforma' include those at Y Tabernacl Museum of Modern Art Wales Machynlleth 2003, St. David's Hall Cardiff 2004 and Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw Arts Centre Llanbedrog Pwllheli Gwynedd 2006. He has shown continuously at Kilvert Gallery Clyro Hay-on-Wye 2006-08 and had a recent solo exhibition 'In Focus Interiors' In Focus Oriel Davies Newtown Powys 2007.

Matthew Wood website