A basic relationship by Matthew Shutt is a hyperrealist painting that is suggestive about the relationship between artist and his process.The multi-coloured palette of the books contrast with the berry-cherry red of the action figure to give definition and meaning. This painting contains black, white, and primary colors.
A basic relationship 2 is the follow up to basic relationship. It is a further suggestive hyperrealist painting but with a different palette of blues and a striking burst of yellow as a contrast.
A little confrontation by Matthew Shutt is a representational hyperrealist painting that is an alternative take on Matthew Shutts "Moneybox 1 (confrontation)". The palette is a striking green action figure contrasting the rainbow colours of the books.
An old classic by Matthew Shutt is a hyperrealistic painting with roots originating from Pop Art influences. Three contrasting colours highlight the iconic imagery and offer nostalgia and recognisable visuals. This painting contains light green-gray, and primary colors.
Anxiety by Matthew Shutt is a hyperreal painting from the point view of a child in London. The cool blue and gray color palette adds authenticity to the painting while the black thick handrail is a striking contrast that gives the painting emotion and context.
Brothers by Matthew Shutt is a hyperrealist painting of two iconic action figures representing an emotive situation in real life. The palette is a simple rendition of green, red and blue and is iconic in relation to the two action figures represented.
Caged Animal by Matthew Shutt is a photorealistic painting depicting bright, vivid colours in a figurative representation of feelings and emotions. The colour palette is of bright colours and distinctive imagery not unlike American Pop Art found in mainstream artistic outputs.
Caged Animal 2 by Matthew Shutt is the follow up to Caged Animal and yet again presents a representation of emotion and feeling. The colours are more intense as the image is a zoomed in to reflect this. This painting contains black, white, and primary colors.
Glory by Matthew Shutt is a very patriotic depiction of a fantasy hero set amongst the context of modern and everyday life ( art books).The vivid colours show passion and glory in a pose symbolic of a glorious victor. This painting contains black, white, and primary colors.
Gradual Insanity by Matthew Shutt is a pencil drawing of an iconic London landmark seen from the point of view of a child. The colour palette is multi coloured and vivid in its depiction. The tile of the work is more the process of the artwork than the imagery. This painting contains black, white, primary and secondary colors.
Gradual insanity 2 by Matthew Shutt is the followup drawing to Gradual Insanity.The colour palette is cool greyscale and adds intensity to the picture. This painting contains black, white, and gray.
Heaven by Matthew Shutt is a Hyperrealistic fantasy painting of a representational figure used to represent life and living. The colour palette is a mixture of dark shades and multi coloured shades coming together to depict the iconic image situated on top of a book. This painting contains black, white, and primary colors.
Hell by Matthew Shutt is the opposite painting of 'heaven' to complete the two painting series. The colour palette is purposefully dark and representational of perceived imagery of hell and death. This painting contains black, white, and primary colors.
Hope by Matthew Shutt is the original starting point in Matthew's collection of fantasy, hyperrealist paintings. The iconic imagery and all American figure represents a hope to the world. The colours are a mixture of multi coloured typography pieces as represented by the books against the icon red, white and blue of the action figure, this creates a conflict of colours that suggest an optimism enforced by the iconic figure.
Little Hope by Matthew Shutt is second in the series of 'hope' paintings. This can be interpreted as either a little bit of hope or little if any hope depending on your interpretive viewpoint.As it is a more zoomed exposure the colours are distinctive and crisp and get straight to the point. This painting contains black, white, and primary colors.
Moneybox (confrontation) by Matthew Shutt is the first in the series of marvel superhero busts that represent a certain emotion depicted within the entire painting. The variant greens on hulk in contrast to the multi coloured tones on the books enforce the emotion i have portrayed.
Moneybox 2 by Matthew Shutt is the second in the 'Moneybox' series of Marvel superhero busts that each represent a different emotion or action. This image shows rejection depicted by the hyperrealistic painting of the Wolverine bust facing the opposite direction. The colours are dark and represent a certain mystery present in the painting. This painting contains black, white, orange and primary colors.
Moneybox 3 is one of a series of works by Matthew Shutt that depict Marvel Superhero busts that in-turn when put into context represent emotions and actions. The simple palette of yellow red and black colours enhance the simplicity intended when feeling the emotion of this painting.
Moneybox 4 by Matthew Shutt is part of a series of Marvel Superhero busts that depict recognisable figures and each represent a different emotion or feeling. This painting features the iconic colours found in the American flag as displayed by Captain Americas clothing set against a backdrop of multicoloured colours used to depict the representational art-books. This painting contains black, white, and primary colors.
Moneybox 5 by Matthew Shutt is part of a series of representational paintings of moneybox busts of Marvel superhero action figures all representing different emotions and feelings. This painting represents the current climate of the world and dark emotions when concerning the future of the world in this day of age. The metallic colours on ironman contrast the depiction of the multi colours of my books on my shelf. This painting contains black, white, earth tones, and primary colors.
Matthew Shutt resides in Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. He attended the University of Huddersfield and put together his first solo exhibition in 2017 at the Bowery in Leeds.
Shutt's subjects are, at the surface, carefree images, predominantly action figures and associated memorabilia. Upon deeper observation, these images are symbolic of the nostalgia of an innocent childhood and a time of hope, brought to the present by the context of its surroundings in everyday objects like art books. The reality and stresses of adult life are superseded by notions of superheroes saving the day.