presented by BRUNDYN + GONSALVES
Born 1974 in Cape Town, South Africa
With this latest body of work, Matthew Hindley’s subjects find themselves displaced from the sanctum of their hermetic studio space into a richer, heavily layered exterior world. The transition has not been a peaceful one; this exterior is fraught with suspense and an ambiguous sense of unrest. Facilitating this passage is a marked maturation and increased sophistication within Hindley’s visual language. There is an undoubtedly filmic quality to the paintings, the dramatic tension causing them to be read strongly as film stills, or rather isolated moments from a larger unfolding narrative. This narrative impression is itself multi-layered, and there is a distinct sense that while the primary focus is on the events unfolding within the desolate terrain of the abandoned parking lot, an even greater discord lies beyond.