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Neil Matterson

Byron Bay

The discipline of drawing and specifically life drawing has underpinned my artwork; printmaking and painting; over a long period of time.
A long black and white art career in the Australian media has

Artworks: 10

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About Neil Matterson

My artistic output has usually centered on the female body in all its different forms; literal, surreal and abstract.
The joy of this subject matter is not necessarily in the innate beauty and diversity of the female body but in the sheer delight of the artistic challenge to interpret and execute it to my satisfaction.
The female body has enjoyed extensive scrutiny over the centuries and I have endeavoured to put my own present day ‘manufacturers’ stamp on what I produce via my line-work and shadings.
Some work under the heading of surreal provides the basis for the work to become metaphors for our (female body) journey through life while often acknowledging the long history of the body in art.
The female body formed the basis of my Masters of Visual Art by Research at Latrobe University in 2011.

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