b. 1987, New Zealand

Matt Arbuckle Biography

Matt Arbuckle until recently lived and worked in Melbourne, Australia, and is now resident in Auckland. He graduated from Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2009.

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Arbuckle’s practice is a process-driven exploration of place, representing landscapes that are conceptualised through their very making. Through an experimental practice that favours process over outcome, Arbuckle uses elements of traditional Japanese shibori dying techniques to create abstract compositions by wrapping, twisting, folding and draping the fabric over found surfaces and structures. The resulting paintings use depth and movement to trace and reveal abstract memories, imprinting the experience of place into the artwork.

Arbuckle’s work is held in the Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and James Wallace Arts Trust. In 2017 he was the recipient of the James Wallace Art fellowship to Vermont Studio Centre, USA.

Text courtesy Two Rooms.

Matt Arbuckle Featured Artworks

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Road to the hills by Matt Arbuckle contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Matt Arbuckle Road to the hills, 2021 Acrylic and oil stick on knitted polyester voile
163.5 x 133 cm
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Look at my hands by Matt Arbuckle contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Matt Arbuckle Look at my hands, 2021 Acrylic and oil stick on knitted polyester voile
163.5 x 133 cm
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Lyrical by Matt Arbuckle contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Matt Arbuckle Lyrical, 2021 Acrylic and oil stick on knitted polyester voile
163.5 x 133 cm
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Odds & Evens by Matt Arbuckle contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Matt Arbuckle Odds & Evens, 2021 Acrylic on knitted polyester voile
163.5 x 133 cm
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Specular reflection by Matt Arbuckle contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Matt Arbuckle Specular reflection, 2021 Acrylic on knitted polyester voile
163.5 x 133 cm
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In the Echoes by Matt Arbuckle contemporary artwork painting
Matt Arbuckle In the Echoes, 2021 Acrylic on knitted polyester voile
163.5 x 133 cm
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The Unknown by Matt Arbuckle contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Matt Arbuckle The Unknown, 2021 Acrylic on knitted polyester voile
163.5 x 133 cm
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Visible Traces by Matt Arbuckle contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Matt Arbuckle Visible Traces, 2019 Acrylic and oil stick on knitted polyester voile
178 x 360 cm
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Matt Arbuckle Recent Exhibitions

Matt Arbuckle Represented By

Two Rooms contemporary art gallery in Auckland, New Zealand Two Rooms Auckland
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