'Prehistoric Sex Machine', Matthew Mounsey
Acrylic on canvas,
150 x 135 cm
Doodles, folk art, cave painting and graffiti are all things I like. I want my paintings to be
as free as a thumbnail sketch, to have a look of ease about them.
Recently I have been doing small drawings. Ill make them and they will inform my
paintings. I dont do paintings from drawings but they play an important role. I always
hope for the unexpected to happen. Flatness and form is something I like to mix in my
work; two or more worlds meeting and living in the same space.
Born in London in 1967, Matthew Mounsey attended City and Guilds of
London Art School 1986-89 and the Royal Academy Schools London 1997-
2000. Group shows include 'Defrosted Refrigerator' Studio London 1995/6,
'W&N Young Artist of the Year' Mall Galleries London 1996, various Cricket
Hill Gallery New York 1998-2000, 'RA Schools Show 2000' Royal Academy of
Arts London, Keith Talent Gallery London (drawing show, toured USA) 2003 and
'Summer Exhibition' Royal Academy of Arts 2009. London solos include 'Paradoxical
Serendipity' Bruton Street Gallery 1993 and at his open studio 'Painting and
Drawing' 2007, 'Dream On' 2008, 'Drawing on the Brain' 2009.