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Matthew Cheyne

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Matthew Cheyne is an Australian artist, working in oil painting, drawing and sculpture. He graduated from the Queensland College of Art in 2001, having also studied film, and literature.

Matthew Cheyne's work is part oil painting, part hyper-colour drawing. Subjects as diverse as volcanoes, street hawkers and looters are rendered with the same dark humour. “I want to make work that presses forward, without sentimentality, but which invites people in and pulls them forward too.” Cheyne’s painting is full of that urgency, fuelled by the artist’s need for reinvention.

Though a figurative painter at heart, his latest subjects inhabit deliciously tonal, abstracted backgrounds, inviting the viewer to flesh out the scene. The effect is deliberate. “It’s a move that frees me of some of the more rational symbolism of my earlier work. My art has become much more about my own internal world, but I’d like the viewer to be complicit.” In embracing a more intuitive approach, Cheyne allows his own work to surprise him. 

Matthew Cheyne has spent much of the last decade living in Germany and France and has had solo exhibitions in Cologne, Berlin and Luxembourg. In Australia, his work has been shown at Casula Powerhouse in Sydney and at the Australian National Archives in Canberra, as well as with numerous commercial and public galleries.

Matthew’s drawing is the subject of a book entitled “Theory of Flaw”, published by Capital P. He was recently part of an artist exchange to Sichuan, China, completing work for Pengzhou City’s permanent collection. His work is in collections in Australia, Malaysia, France, Germany, China and the United States.

'PRIMAVERAL' GROUP EXHIBITION (SEP - OCT 2020)

DIRECTOR'S CHOICE EXHIBITION (JAN - MARCH 2020)

PETITE | ABORIGINAL AND CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION (NOV - DEC 2019)

  1. Matthew Cheyne | Nude in Yellow Jumper

    77 x 77cm

    oil on linen

    $3,300.00
  2. Matthew Cheyne | PICNIC

    110 x 76cm

    ink, acrylic and coloured pencil on rice paper, Tyvek and cotton rag 

    $5,800.00
  3. Matthew Cheyne | Lollipop Lad

    102 x 102cm

    oil on linen

    $5,500.00
  4. Matthew Cheyne | White Bread Still Life

    61 x 66.5cm

    oil on linen

    $2,600.00
  5. Matthew Cheyne | Copper Thieves

    168 x 143cm

    oil on linen

    $12,000.00
  6. MATTHEW CHEYNE | SOME OF THEM HAD IT COMING

    240 x 180cm

    oil and ink on canvas

    $19,000.00
  7. Matthew Cheyne - 'Today. Only' - 150x200cm Sold
    MATTHEW CHEYNE | TODAY. ONLY

    150 x 200cm

    oil, ink and crayon on canvas

     
  8. Matthew Cheyne - 'The half skeleton of Pauline France' - 121 x 75cm Sold
    Matthew Cheyne | The half skeleton of Pauline France

    121 x 75cm

    Ink and coloured pencil on rice paper and cotton rag

     
  9. Matthew Cheyne - 'Volcano 2 - 59x48cm Sold
  10. Matthew Cheyne - 'Thanks we had a lovely time' - 102x77cm Sold
    Thanks we had a Lovely Time

    102 x 77cm

    oil and crayon on polyester

     
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