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Article: Celebrating the Masterpiece Within: Matthew Small

Celebrating the Masterpiece Within: Matthew Small
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Celebrating the Masterpiece Within: Matthew Small

Celebrating the Masterpiece Within: Matthew Small’s Visionary Solo Exhibition at JG Contemporary

JG Contemporary is proud to present Matthew Small's enthralling solo exhibition titled "Everybody is a Masterpiece." Through his inventive and passionate collection, Small invites us to reconsider the way we perceive the value and worth in individuals, urging us to recognise the intrinsic beauty within each of us.

Art that Echoes the Soul

Matthew Small’s latest body of work serves as a poignant reminder of the inherent value each individual holds. His paintings are as much a journey through human emotion as they are an exploration of art. The lifelike, animated portraits primarily focus on the youth of underrepresented communities, inviting the audience to lock eyes with the subject and engage in an unspoken dialogue that delves into the multifaceted depth of human existence.

The mastery lies in Small's ability to juxtapose classical portraiture with modern aesthetics. His pieces emerge as contemporary monuments that not only capture a moment but transcend time, embracing an eternal beauty.

A Melody that Inspires

Taking inspiration from the Three Dog Night’s song, "Everybody's a Masterpiece," the exhibition channels a powerful message that the beauty is a treasure residing in each person's heart. This treasure is limitless and immeasurable.

Small's exhibition implores us to recognise and celebrate the wealth within ourselves and others, suggesting that in doing so, our collective existence becomes immeasurably richer.

Sustainable Art: Breathing Life into the Discarded

One of the striking aspects of Small's work is his commitment to sustainability through the use of repurposed materials. The unconventional choice of utilising objects such as car bonnets and old signs as his canvas reflects Small’s ingenuity. These materials, which were once discarded and overlooked, find new life and purpose through his brushstrokes.

This very act serves as a metaphor, reminding us that like these materials, individuals too can be reborn and celebrated for their inherent value. Through his art, Small not only showcases his artistic skills but also creates an essential commentary on the significance of reimagining and valuing the resources that surround us daily.

Exhibition Details

  • Exhibition Name: Matthew Small, Everybody Is a Masterpiece
  • Venue: JG Contemporary, 45 Churchfield Road, W3 6AY
  • Private View: 25th May, 6-9 pm. Opens to the public - 26th May
  • Exhibition Duration: 25th May to 18th June

About Matthew Small

Matthew Small, based in London, is predominantly a painter who possesses a strong, compelling style. His choice of using discarded objects instead of traditional canvas is a testament to his creative vision. Matthew Small's work predominantly revolves around themes related to young, dispossessed individuals who feel undervalued and voiceless.

A Not-to-be-Missed Exhibition

"Everybody is a Masterpiece" is more than an exhibition; it's an immersive experience that reminds us of the beauty and worth within all of us. As you explore the captivating pieces by Matthew Small, be prepared to engage in a silent conversation with humanity and to be inspired by the boundless treasures that lie within. Whether you are an art aficionado or a casual observer, this is an exhibition that speaks to the soul, and it's an experience not to be missed.

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