London-based artist Matthew Stone creates human landscapes that appear monumental and simple, strong and fragile. His mounds of naked bodies are presented as multidimensional beings full of life. The bodies seem to undergo a romantic mutation that enables a metaphysical reconnection.
In his photography Stone uses the interplay of light and darkness to create raw material for his sculptural works. Our surroundings and ourselves often seem divided into irreconcilable binaries: right/wrong, light/dark, good/evil, I/other. Rather than rejecting these overly simplistic, seeming contradictions, Stone proposes new contexts for their powerful co-existence.
All images © Matthew Stone