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Matthew Barrett Look Up

Work by Matthew David Barrett, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Matthew David Barrett, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Matthew David Barrett, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Matthew David Barrett, ARTEXPRESS 2022

In my body of work, eleven digital images of the night sky and Milky Way express ideas of isolation and how I witnessed their beauty. I designed the works to complement each other, using long-exposure photos of 20 – 30 seconds. The central work is a self-portrait silhouette, representing the isolation of night-time without everyday distractions. Through the process of creating this work I have gained a greater appreciation of the wonders of the world, and how easily they are overlooked. By using many locations around NSW I demonstrate that these wonders are accessible for anyone to enjoy.

Influencing artists:
David Magro
Nick Page
Dan Zafra
Spencer Welling

School

Cherrybrook Technology High School

ARTEXPRESS year

2022

HSC year

2021