Edgeland Visions

Artist Matt Healy’s evocative series of paintings explores the materials and mythologies of Britain’s industrial edgelands

LOCATION: London (the edge of)

Matt Healy is a London born artist who works and lives in Folkestone.

In his ‘Edgeland Vision’ series he explores liminal urban spaces, using household paint and wood stain on handmade panels of wood, foraged from industrial edgelands.

The artworks were a response to spending many days exploring the Lea Valley Park in London.

Over time, certain landmarks and their surroundings took on an almost religious significance…

Electricity pylons became the giants of Albion; the man-made chalk pits became lakes of fire; wires overlapping the sun and moon produced music of the spheres…

Until all of his surroundings in these London edgelands became interwoven with a personal mythology.

Here are the 14 pieces for your viewing pleasure…

Edgeland Vision I

Edgeland Vision II

Edgeland Vision III

Edgeland Vision IV

Edgeland Vision V

Edgeland Vision VI

Edgeland Vision VII

Edgeland Vision VIII

Edgeland Vision IX

Edgeland Vision X

Edgeland Vision XI

Temple I

Temple II

Temple III

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Matt James Healy is a London born painter working in the Neo-Romantic tradition. He currently lives and works in Folkestone. Visit his website here: www.mattjameshealy.com

Or follow him on Instagram @mattjameshealy

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