Widewalls have selected me as one of their favourite contemporary Australian artists. Widewalls is the ultimate resource for contemporary and urban art. They aim to provide a unique experience for its readers in form of in-depth and quality journalism.
This is what they had to say: The Melbourne-based Matthew Quick is one of those artists who release their works in series, which consist of pieces that are somehow interrelated and create a narrative collaboratively. Two series of paintings have brought him a great deal of attention – the Pure series from 2008, and more recently, the Monumental Nobodies. These series alone say more about the artist than anything else – he is a skillful craftsman, but a witty persona as well, apparently fascinated with mythology and history. The works from Pure series depict cloudy skies (awfully suggestive of symbolism, resembling eternity, Olympic gods perhaps, etc.), overlapped with a series of random inanimate objects. The other series is perhaps even more direct in its intent, representing the actual monuments from around the world, slightly modified by the artist. The well-known historical monuments are accompanied by objects and accessories from the modern life, which creates an ironical image that regards the significance of the fallen empires.