Untitled Interior #1

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25.40 x 20.30 cm paper size
22.90 x 18.10 cm image size

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NB: This is a Giclée print on photo rag paper. All our prints come with a certificate signed by the artist and a unique edition number. The prints are produced with a white border around the photograph to allow for framing. We also have included some cotton gloves to protect the print during handling.

As we look at Matthew Booth's enigmatic black and white rooms we begin to wonder what we are looking at. A room in a crofter's cottage, with the thick stonewalls of its austere plain architecture perhaps a symbol of a simpler life, uncluttered by the trappings of the 21st century? Or is it a sun drenched Greek villa offering relief from the heat of the noonday sun and memories of summer holidays?

Matthew has made this space deliberately ambiguous, allowing the viewer to bring their own interpretation to the photograph, where memory and imagination give ownership of its story to us.

As we peer into the space we begin to see that all is not as it should be. Our initial acceptance that this is a real room in a real house, where people live, starts to be undermined. Where are the skirting boards, the door frames and the electric sockets? Matthew has pared down this space to an almost brutal geometric simplicity, leaving just the walls and windows.

Shot on black and white film, Matthew's use of tone, from white, through gentle greys to near black seduces the eye. There is a dreamlike quality urging us to fill the space with our story, noise and furniture.

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