2015- Kunstverein projektraum-bahnhof25, Klev,  Germany

downloadable text by Steve Chance on Matt Hale's work in 2015 written for this exhibition

Statement for Projektraum-bahnhof by Matt Hale


My work in the exhibition at Projektraum-bahnhof, Kleve used a variety of materials collaged together. Materials are used for the meanings they hold when placed in relation to others. I adopt a partially hands off approach which allows the materials to exist in their raw state. Some are 'preserved' in plastic emulsion. For example a leaf is plasticised into a static state. When constructing my work I consider my work in relation to landscape painting with nature blurring or blending with the man-made. For example engine grease may appear as if it is mud, plastic pipes become branches or oil may appear as if a river. “The landscape ranges from the almost wholly artificial to the almost wholly natural. Semi Nature is what we mostly see”. (Oliver Rackham 1986)

Landscape 2015 Wedged 2015 Line 2015
Landscape 2015 Wedged 2015 Line 2015

cherry tree branch, acrylic sheets, leaves, acrylic paint, scientific glass tube, aluminium and rubber stopper with breathing tube

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DETAIL of Landscape 2015
DETAIL of Landscape 2015

tree logs, acrylic sheets, leaves, acrylic paint, scientific glass tube, aluminium and rubber stopper with breathing tube

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Landscape 2015
Landscape 2015

tree logs, acrylic sheets, leaves, acrylic paint, scientific glass tube, aluminium and rubber stopper with breathing tube

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Landscape 2015
Landscape 2015

tree logs, acrylic sheets, leaves, acrylic paint, scientific glass tube, aluminium and rubber stopper with breathing tube

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Landscape 2015
Landscape 2015

tree logs, acrylic sheets, leaves, acrylic paint, scientific glass tube, aluminium and rubber stopper with breathing tube

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DETAIL Landscape 2015
DETAIL Landscape 2015

tree logs, acrylic sheets, leaves, acrylic paint, scientific glass tube, aluminium and rubber stopper with breathing tube

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DETAIL Landscape 2015
DETAIL Landscape 2015

tree logs, acrylic sheets, leaves, acrylic paint, scientific glass tube, aluminium and rubber stopper with breathing tube

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DETAIL Landscape 2015
DETAIL Landscape 2015

tree logs, acrylic sheets, leaves, acrylic paint, scientific glass tube, aluminium and rubber stopper with breathing tube

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DETAIL Landscape 2015
DETAIL Landscape 2015

tree logs, acrylic sheets, leaves, acrylic paint, scientific glass tube, aluminium and rubber stopper with breathing tube

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DETAIL Landscape 2015
DETAIL Landscape 2015

tree logs, acrylic sheets, leaves, acrylic paint, scientific glass tube, aluminium and rubber stopper with breathing tube

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DETAIL Landscape 2015
DETAIL Landscape 2015

tree logs, acrylic sheets, leaves, acrylic paint, scientific glass tube, aluminium and rubber stopper with breathing tube

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IMG_1348
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DETAIL Wedged 2015
DETAIL Wedged 2015

cherry tree branch, Acrylic sheets, leaves, acrylic paint

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DETAIL Wedged 2015
DETAIL Wedged 2015

cherry tree branch, Acrylic sheets, leaves, acrylic paint

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Vein 2015 and Growth 2015
Vein 2015 and Growth 2015

Installation image- Tree slice and tarmacadam + 2 piece work on wall - tarmacadam, copolymer emulsion, cherry wood

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Vein 2015
Vein 2015

Tree slice and tarmacadam

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Growth 2015
Growth 2015

tarmacadam, copolymer emulsion, cherry wood

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Insert series no.19, 2015
Insert series no.19, 2015

Bracket fungus and tamacadam

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detail-Insert series no.19, 2015
detail-Insert series no.19, 2015

Bracket fungus and tamacadam

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detail-Insert series no.19, 2015
detail-Insert series no.19, 2015

Bracket fungus and tamacadam

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