Matthew Schofield
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Body of work: (almost) everything

(almost) everything   This project is one continuous painting four inches in height that runs along the perimeter of the gallery. The painting line splits the gallery space into two parts slicing the white wall with a connected series of images of a single stream of thought.

The tapestry of painting is joined together in a line of overlapping imagery. The focus of the painting is the background clutter of subconscious thought that draws connections with and informs our conscious thought.

I have used (almost) every image, of interest to me, I could find from any source. Email, Internet, magazines, newspapers, videos, and photos have all informed and influenced the work. This is the same information we encounter on a daily basis living in a western society. The constant bombardment of changing images can trigger thoughts that can direct our minds and influence our decisions, affect our moods and take us mentally to places we were not prepared to go. When we reach a conclusion the origins of the thought or idea are often forgotten.

These paintings represent a remembering of the forgotten thoughts that happened between point A (the conception of a thought) and point B (the conclusion of a thought).


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