Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams

What inspires your art practice?
I started working with timber at a young age, enjoying building furniture and exploring architectural shapes. Whilst studying and working as a model maker,
I further expanded this interest in design and construction. I was born in England, working in London, Dubai and Auckland before moving to Christchurch. My artwork has evolved depending on the local materials in each location, utilising regional wood and stone to create contemporary shapes for sculptures. Learning how to ply bronze and steel has given me a range of mediums with which to mould the strong abstract forms that feature in my work.

What materials do you work in?
I work in Steel, Bronze, Stone and Wood

Describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
My inspiration for this piece was to create an object that changes shape as you move relative to it, creating an illusion that the piece itself is moving. As you walk around this piece not only will the shape of the sculpture change but also the view that can be seen through it.

Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS?
Artis Gallery Auckland; Form Gallery Christchurch; York St Gallery Timaru; Parker Gallery Nelson

Where did you study?
University of Hertfordshire

Sculptures by Matthew Williams

NZ Sculpture OnShore Returns 2021

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