Intimacies

Matthew Smyth



Belfast born Matthew Smyth graduated in 2020 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine art from De Montfort University in Leicester.

While still an undergraduate he featured in the ArtisAnn Gallery Emerging Artists Show and had an artwork purchased for the permanent Government Collection of the Northern Ireland Civil Service.

The paintings in this exhibition show his portrayal of the intimacies of human form.


Matthew says

“Within each painting I experiment with colour, scale, texture, light and setting to change the atmospheric quality and emotional values of the artwork.

My main subject matter is the figure. I depict human form in my paintings because I think that the expressions through their body, face and movements can subtly display powerful and relatable emotions.

Using the language of paint, I aim to create emotion and narrative within my artwork that brings the viewer into a very personal and closed off space.”



During his time at University Matthew studied both realistic and expressionistic painting techniques, working to combine the processes to create his own unique style of oil painting. He took part in multiple exhibitions in Leicester showing artwork ranging from expressionistic landscapes to finely painted portraits.

Using his own photography references Matthew now aims to create narrative driven paintings using expressions of human form and bold mark marking techniques.

 

All artworks are available to buy, and can be delivered.

 
You can also buy art from this exhibition through the Own Art scheme which gives you an interest-free loan over 10 months (and you still get to take the art home immediately the exhibition ends).

You can apply over the phone as well as in person at the gallery

For mail order, we just need your name and email and we can send you a link to apply online for Own Art interest free loan for the artwork you wish to buy.

Collapse by Matthew  Smyth, Oil on Board, 61 x 48 cms, £775

​​Available to buy online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

Frozen in Time by Matthew  Smyth, Oil on Board, 80 x 61 cms, £875

​​Available to buy online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

Dreaming by Matthew  Smyth, Oil on Board, 80 x 61 cms, £875

​​Available to buy online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

A quick look round the exhibition
​(3 Minutes)

Amber Light by Matthew  Smyth, Oil on Board, 65 x 50 cms, £790

​​Available to buy online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

Watch the video below in full screen to see the artworks in detail
​(1 Minute)

Nerves by Matthew Smyth, Oil on Board, 52 x 43 cms, SOLD

Portrait in Light by Matthew  Smyth, Oil on Board, 30 x 30 cms, SOLD

Chaos by Matthew  Smyth, Oil on Board, 100 x 75 cms, SOLD

Red Leather by Matthew  Smyth, Oil on Board, 36 x 46 cms, £495

​​Available to buy online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

Gaze by Matthew  Smyth, Oil on Board, 80 x 61 cms, SOLD

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Sunspots by Matthew  Smyth, Oil on Board, 61 x 48 cms, SOLD

Intimate Space by Matthew  Smyth, Oil on Board, 80 x 61 cms, £875

​​Available to buy online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)