Matthew Johnstone: Totally Unprofessional

Matthew Johnstone’s practice utilises material familiar to contemporary image culture that “already has context and meaning.” This material is often layered with heavily processed elements and intentionally ‘domestic’ production, such as laboriously hand-crafted sculpture reformatted for the screen. Modes of commercial display are used to present this carefully sourced material creating strange inversions of the works’ formal attributes, both in individual elements and its overall composition.



MQII from series AUTUMN AUTUMN WINTER, 2012
UV offset print on coated 135gsm paper, edition of 5, 23cm x 32.5cm


MQI from series AUTUMN AUTUMN WINTER, 2012
UV offset print on coated 135gsm paper, edition of 5, 23cm x 32.5cm

PBLOBZ, USB OPTIONII, 2012, Frame from Slideshow

Video stills from TECHNO23, 2011
29 minutes 56 seconds


THE GREEN ROOM
Lower level, Rich Mix
35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road London, E1 6LA
October 12th – November 18th

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