“Interiors”. In my recent work I have been exploring
concepts of spatial containment in montages built from fragments of
photographed and painted interiors. Architectures are disrupted by anomalous
elements – contradictory light sources, faulty perspective, paradoxes of scale.
Light casts shadows in the wrong direction, walls fail to meet in corners, an
area of the image can be seen either as an enclosing wall or dark overcast sky.
"My practice is inspired by urban architecture and how it unravels layers of Histories. Specifically, I am fascinated by the monumental ideas and concept which underpin the great city structures and the reality of their inherent chaos and decay..."
LIBRARY, 2013-2014, "The series takes its starting point from a 17-volume book set, Library of Photography, published in 1970-1972 by Time-Life Books. Matt Lipps has selected, cut out and assembled almost 500 figures, unfolding a visual roadmap of 40 years of American picture taking. Using collage strategies, sculptural tropes, theater staging and complex still-life, Library pays tribute to and requiem for the analog medium while posing new questions about the future of digital media and imaging..."