UNCONDITIONAL COMMITMENT TO SACRED LOVE
A solo exhibition by Matthew Stone
One minute he's composing music for his good friend Gareth Pugh's shows, the next he's shooting Riccardo Tisci for the cover of Dazed & Confused, not to mention last month's Zebra Katz showcase he hosted in Dalston, and he's making films. Having shown in various galleries and institutions worldwide, Matthew Stone is sending ripples through the artworld. Last night, Copenhagen's V1 Gallery held a preview for his latest exhibition, 'Unconditional Commitment To Sacred Love', where entangled bodies and limbs, re-photographed imagery, and startling new black and white works that resemble feverish light drawings, were revealed against the stark backdrop of the old slaughterhouse premises.
Illustrating bodies in unison, a series of new works printed onto oak, walnut and beech veneered MDF, reveal the underlying wood grains, adding further dimension and texture to his romantic digital pieces. Brass-hinged wooden structures, featuring folded imagery of clouded skies, interweaving limbs and veined marble, set the gallery alight. I loved it, unconditionally.