MATT SHERIDAN PAINTINGS
My monitor videos are objectified animations — experiences functioning as paintings. My animated video projections into and across architecture and sculptures are bodily experiential and structurally challenging, whether multi-channel, looped or live-mixed.
My work visualizes characteristics of, and conflicts between, collected energies from locations and consciousness — using scale, systematized color and iconically compressed marks in movement — to expand abstract painting’s options for action while confounding the order in how works appear to be made.
Sheridan is most interested in movement. For him, even oil paintings are already in his words, “moving” through colour, gesture, and “the movements of spectators toward, across and into the paintings (in-motion). His use of public space is also not site-specific but site-reactive. As long as the painting is activating or transforming the room (or building), it’s successful. Painting is how Sheridan describes his practice.
Catherine Hurrington, Keeping The Colors/ Taking Out The Words, PARADISE AIR Catalog, 2015
MATT SHERIDAN GALLERY VIEWING