Matthew Booth

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VIDEO: Matthew Booth discusses photographing his constructed interiors.

VIDEO: Matthew Booth discusses photographing his constructed interiors.

VIDEO: Matthew Booth discusses photographing his constructed interiors.

Taciturn about his art, Matthew Booth is reluctant to impose an approach to his images on the viewer. Rather his interest in making art lies in exploring the relationship between the artist and viewer and how by reducing information and colour to a minimum he can provide an almost blank canvas to which we bring our own interpretation.

Matthew has a passionate interest in architecture, in particular Corbusier and the Brutalist movement and is curious about the way in which the construction of spaces can affect how we live and behave. In his series "Untitled Interiors", Matthew uses light to give different characters to these minimalist spaces. In some images rays of sunshine pour in through the windows, lifting our spirits like the stain glass windows in a cathedral, while in others Matthew deliberately darkens the scene, producing a sense of menace and slight unease where the room closes in and we begin to mentally pace around the space as if in solitary confinement.

Matthew, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, has exhibited widely in the UK. The series "Untitled Interiors" was accepted into the RWA Photography Open in 2008. Groups shows include Hoopers Gallery, London 2007; The Great Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, 2007; Dialectic Showcase, at the Glass House Coventry, 2005; Face Values, Herbert Exhibition Space, Coventry, 2005 and Format 05, Banks Mill, Derby also in 2005.

Matthew currently works as a tutor at the Royal College of Art.

Untitled Interior #2
Untitled Interior #1
Untitled Interior #3