9th March 2018
The York College Gallery is showing to a new exhibition by Matt Swan, a painter and cartoonist living and working in London.
Matt studied BA (Hons) Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with first class honours in 2010. His current practice focuses largely on self-publishing short adventure comics with a penchant for absurdity and humour. His comic Parsley Girl: Carrots was shortlisted for the “Young People’s Comic Award 2016”.
Matt paints daft animals and silly wizards when not making comics. His exhibition,'Strange Surroundings' is a culmination of a painting project that aims to build a comprehensive picture of an imagined expedition into lands unknown and Matt is showing new works that he made especially with this exhibition in mind.
Art & Design tutor Steven Hemingway who runs the Gallery exhibition space at the College says: “This exhibition is a great way for our current students to see the work of a very talented painter and cartoonist. His work will no doubt be received well by all of the art and design students at York College, from Level 1 and 2, through to Level 3 students such as A-level and Extended Diploma up to post A-level courses such as the Art Foundation and Degrees – this really is an exhibition with something for everyone to enjoy.”
Matt Swain's 'Strange Surroundings' runs from 9th - 29th March 2018 in the York College Gallery.