G-SHOCK have announced details of the fifth instalment of their G-SHOCK East Art Sessions in collaboration with Urban Nerds Collective on 7th September 2014, featuring the work of painter Matt Small.
London based Matt Small passionately believes in social inclusion – a theme that can be seen throughout his work. Painting directly onto found metal, Small creates works of a strongly urban aesthetic that express his world view that given the opportunity, all individuals have something of value to contribute to society.
Entitled ‘Digital/Analogue’ the East Store installation will feature a wall-mounted ‘gradual pixelated erosion’ of Small’s painted work, contained within a frame constructed in the shape of a smartphone – reflecting the idea that in the digital age an artist’s work is predominantly viewed online within the constraints of 72dpi. Aiming to explore the question of how creatives can combat the ‘dumbing down’ of life and re-engage with their viewers to encourage an appreciation in real life interactions, the installation will also feature a series of hand finished lino cut prints on vinyl records in a further exploration of analogue, tangible formats battling a world of digital formats.
‘Its great that I have been given the time and consideration by G-SHOCK to showcase my art works at their store'. – Matt Small
The exhibition launches on Thursday 4th September, from 7pm at the G-SHOCK East Store, Old Truman Brewery. Sign up for the guest list here - www.g-shock.co.uk/mattsmall