In my work I seek to translate the illusory ‘in-between’ spaces found in film and literature, including works by: David Lynch, Franz Kafka and Andrei Tarkovsky. This process of interpretation and discovery has included an almost forensic mapping of unknown territories that reside beyond our own temporal realities. These are spaces that operate within their own internal logic, where psychological states and physical spaces become confused; innate communication is made possible and where characters venture to find some kind of truth in a disorientating network akin to the digital realm.

Matt Black






2014-2017 MA Drawing for Fine Art Practice, Oxford Brookes University

2011-2012 PGCE Secondary Art Education, Oxford Brookes University

2004-2007 BA (Hons) Illustration, Kingston University

1993-1994 Foundation Studies in Art & Design, Oxford Brookes University


2016 Aspect: Lines of Perception, West Ox Arts Gallery, Bampton, curated by Matt Black

2015 Every Drawing Tells a Story, The Glass Tank Gallery, Oxford Brookes University, curated by Lucy Turner

2015 Re-inventing Research: The Messy Process, The Glass Tank Gallery, Oxford Brookes University, curated by Janice Howard

2010 The Book of Apertures Launch Event, The Betsy Trotwood, London, curated by Lazy Gramophone

2009 Love in the Sky, ICA, London, curated by Toni Castells/Love in the Sky

2007 Lazy Gramophone Presents…, The Macbeth, London, curated by Matt Black/Lazy Gramophone

2006 Lazy Gramophone Presents…,The Luminaire, London, curated by Lazy Gramophone

Selected Research/Writing:

MA Paper: Blurring the Line: Examining the Significance of Interference

Research Article: Memory and Place: Sketchbook reflection –  JAWS: Journal of Arts Writing by Students, Volume 1, Number 2, 1 October 2015, pp. 189-195(7)