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NEW SENSATIONS: A CHANNEL 4 PRIZE FOR SAATCHI ONLINE 2010 UK GRADUATES

 
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Matthew Priest
(29 years old. Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: Wimbledon)
Wimbledon College of Art

My current work examines the interplay between man and machine using a drill as a prosthetic instrument to form mechanthropomorphic faces and mechanized spaces and worlds, which are composed of visceral oceans of chaos, tranquility and immersion. The drill is a prosthetic instrument that I use as an extension of the arm and through bodily movement performs a ballet, morphing huge sums of paint across a large surface. This act ...[more]
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Work of art I would like to make

For New Sensations I would like to make a series of white drill paintings. The central focus would be a rising abstract fountain onto mirrored aluminium at a size of 200cm Square. Then surrounding this abstract formation would be diptych of 200x100cm white paintings depicting a kneeling figure and captured figure in each, confronted by white beams of light onto patterned polished stainless steal. I would like to create themes of new life and new flesh within the post-human through mechanical process. Using the immersive qualities of the reflective smooth metal surface to conflict against the Rich raw thickness of the paint causing tension and their dynamics to compete versus one another.
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