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'PICNIC' | Matthew Cheyne

25th August - 2nd October 2021

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Mixed media artworks, sculptures, and couture form part of an inaugural exhibition for Ipswich based artist Matthew Cheyne. ‘Picnic’ will be Cheyne’s first commercial exhibition in Australia for almost ten years.

A graduate of the Queensland College of Art, Cheyne has spent much of the last decade living in Germany and France where he held solo exhibitions Cologne, Berlin, and Luxembourg. In 2021 Matthew Cheyne is returning to exhibit in his home state.

Matthew Cheyne’s practice deliberately sets to create a visual dialogue and actively seeks the viewers participation in completing the narrative. “I want to make work that presses forward, without sentimentality, but which invites people in and pulls them forward too” says Cheyne, admitting that “the end result of his endeavours will sometimes surprise even him”.

His latest subject matter occupies backdrops that are somewhat abstract interpretations of the landscape and the environment. His palette is vibrant and appears to be entirely intuitive and without preconceived ideas of composition. Don’t let this fool you.

Colours applied are often a revelation when it is pointed out to him that they are different to what he thought. It is the consequence of being quite colour blind, a condition that often results in the most delightful and piquant compositions.

His new exhibition evokes memories of good times with your nearest and dearest - blankets, sunshine, food, wine, and stolen moments although Cheyne has a far less romantic and a far more compelling take on the notion in this body of work.

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  1. Matthew Cheyne - 'Party Boat' - 210 x 270cm Sold
    Matthew Cheyne | Party Boat

    210 x 270cm

    oil on canvas

     
  2. Matthew Cheyne - 'Copper Thieves' - 168 x 143cm Sold
  3. Matthew Cheyne | Swimming Pool

    154.5 x 154cm

    oil on linen

    $11,000.00
  4. Matthew Cheyne | RELAX! Life Vest

    100 x 63cm

    $4,500.00
  5. Matthew Cheyne | Straight Jacket

    80 x 70cm

    $3,700.00
  6. Matthew Cheyne | Hecklers

    400 x 153.5cm

    $3,500.00
  7. Matthew Cheyne - 'Spray Tan' - 91.5 x 96cm Sold
    Matthew Cheyne | Spray Tan

    91.5 x 96cm

    oil and glow in the dark pigment on linen

     
  8. Matthew Cheyne - 'Life Vest' - 91.5 x 81.5cm Sold
    Matthew Cheyne | Life Vest

    91.5 x 81.5cm

    oil on linen

     
  9. Matthew Cheyne | Zinc

    44 x 39.5cm

    oil on linen

    $2,200.00
  10. Matthew Cheyne - Water Park - 72 x 63.5cm Sold
    Matthew Cheyne | Water Park

    72 x 63.5cm

    oil on linen

     
  11. Matthew Cheyne | Volcano (don't get too comfortable) 1

    90 x 110 x 110cm

    Spray paint on felt

    $4,500.00
  12. Matthew Cheyne | Volcano (don't get too comfortable) 3

    90 x 110 x 110cm

    Spray paint on felt

    $4,500.00
  13. Matthew Cheyne | Picnic Spot (very white teeth) 3

    60 x 60cm

    Spray paint and glow in the dark pigment on moulded leather

    $2,200.00
  14. Matthew Cheyne | Picnic Spot (very white teeth) 2

    60 x 60cm

    Spray paint and glow in the dark pigment on moulded leather

    $2,200.00
  15. Matthew Cheyne - 'Picnic Spot (very white teeth) 1 - 60 x 60cm Sold
    Matthew Cheyne | Picnic Spot (very white teeth) 1

    60 x 60cm

    Spray paint and glow in the dark pigment on moulded leather

     
  16. Matthew Cheyne - 'Perfect Lawn 2' - 67.5x60cm Sold
    Matthew Cheyne | Perfect Lawn 2

    67.5 x 60cm

    oil and glow in the dark pigment on linen

     
  17. Matthew Cheyne - 'Blaze' 63.5 x 68.5cm Sold
    Matthew Cheyne | Blaze

    63.5 x 68.5cm

    oil, ink and foil on linen

     
  18. Matthew Cheyne - 'Perfect Lawn 1' - 70.5x60.5cm Sold
    Matthew Cheyne | Perfect Lawn 1

    70.5 x 60.5cm

    oil on linen

     
  19. Matthew Cheyne - 'Dog Walker' - 198x168cm Sold
    Matthew Cheyne | Dog Walker

    198 x 168cm

    oil on canvas

     
  20. Matthew Cheyne - 3 Cats - 105x105cm Sold
    Matthew Cheyne | 3 Cats

    105 x 105cm

    oil on linen

     
  21. Matthew Cheyne - 'Perfect Pool' - 85 x 90.5cm Sold
    Matthew Cheyne | Perfect Pool

    85 x 90.5cm

    oil and glow in the dark pigment on linen

     
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