Matt Durran - Artist
Matt works on large-scale installations and sculptural pieces which at times harmonise with their physical surroundings and at other times lie in uneasy conjunction.
Always curious always looking - words often used to describe Matt's approach to life and which run like a continuous thread through the territories of his work.
His explorations have taken him from ancient lava-formed obsidian to stockpiled waste glass and the frontiers of new technologies. They’ve found him devising collaborative solutions to energy sustainability and the up-cycling of waste materials. They’ve led him inwards through medical research to the internal architecture of the human body and outwards to the built environment we live in.
Matt's art practice strives to balance aesthetics with emerging technologies. He stresses the importance of making his own work, pushing forward with new materials his own artistic expression, of making beautiful, compelling and inspiring pieces.
2014 The Art of the Possible, PM Gallery
2013 Wyndcliffe Court Sculpture Gardens
2013 Fresh Air, The Quenington Sculpture Trust
2013 Movement and Light, Orleans House Gallery
2012 Green House, Kestle Barton, Rural Centre for Contemporary Arts
2011 The Power of Making Victoria & Albert Museum
2011 Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
2011 Collect Project Space, Saatchi Gallery
2010 Remarkable Glass, CAA gallery
2008 Liquid Projects, Liverpool, Euro Capital of Culture
2008 Silent Voyage, Origin Intervention, Somerset House
2003 Transfuse, Great Eastern Hotel, London
2003/04 Jerwood Applied Arts Prize, UK touring
Installation, NHS Wilberforce Health Centre, Hull, UK
Metropolitan Museum, Liverpool, UK
Elagin Palace Museum, St Petersburg, Russia.
Recycled Glass Arts Project, St-Martin-in-the-Fields, London
Mencendorfa Nams Museum, Riga, Latvia
Rona Collection, Lednicke Rovne, Slovakia
National Museum of Scotland
National Collection of Applied Arts, Ukraine
HGS Collection, Hungary
International Selected Exhibitions
2014 Coburg Prize for Contemporary Art
2013 Galeria BB, Warsaw, Poland
2013 Video Install, Musee National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Canada
2012 Sincerely Yours, Museum of New Art, Estonia
2011 All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Arts, Moscow, Russia
2011 Konschthaus beim Engel, Luxembourg
2010 Gallery Skalda, Sofia, Bulgaria
2008 Bombay Sapphire Prize, Superstudio, Milan, Italy
2008 Elagin Palace Museum, St Petersburg, Russia.
2008 Selective Memory, M`ars Gallery, Centre of Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia
2005 Le Verre Coule de Source, Pelussin, France
2005 Climate of Change, Asuna Makslas Gallery, Latvia
2002 Connections, Espai Vidre, Fundacio Centre del Vidre de Barcelona, Spain
2002 International Exhibition, Museum of Applied Arts, Moscow, Russia
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