To Dream, to Collect


Matthew Bainbridge

1992 Jarrow, United Kingdom

6 Works exhibited

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Bainbridge's drawings provoke the superficiality of surface with imagined worlds and quasi-personal characters. Cartoonish landscapes are as deep as they are dumb, overly-saturated, and impossibly plastic. Collective longing is found within the drooping of a flower, and wistful boredom in the bending of a root; familiar, organic lifeforms, twisted into personhood by the wanting hand of the artist. Always present is an all-seeing moon—sometimes an eye, transfixed, unwaveringly—as omniscient as a god hanging luminous in the sky.

His works are reactions to in-the-moment emotions, processed and laboured over against the wider weight of the world. A wrought tableau, a personal, cryptic newspaper.


2014 BA(Hons) Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking with First Class Honours, The Glasgow School of Art

Select Exhibitons:

2021Upcoming group show, Eve Leibe Gallery, London, UK (Online)
2021Group Show, Shrine, New York, NY (Online)
2019 While Supplies Last, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
2019 GIFC Velvet Ropes, Sargent's Daughters, New York, NY (Ongoing internationally)
2018 GIFC Wordlwide, L'Inconnue, Montréal (Ongoing internationally)
2018 The Benefits of Being Under the Weather, Patriothall, Edinburgh
2018 A Shallow Thing, The Number Shop Gallery, Edinburgh
2017 Fever Dreams, Summerhall, Edinburgh
2016 DO LIKE DO LIKE, 36 Lime Street Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne
2016 Average Goods, The Art Space, Glasgow
2015 Visions, Hoxton Arches, London
2015 Fenix, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
2015 Phoenix Bursary Exhibiton, Reid Building, Glasgow
2015 DADDY'S GOT MUSCLES, Summerhall, Edinburgh
2015 WE ARE ONE! , Drygate Brewery, Glasgow
2014 Mouthfeel, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh
2014 Fine Art Showcase, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow (in lieu of the Mackintosh Building fire)
2014 WELL HUNG, Studio 4, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
2013 Et Al., Unit 3, SWG3, Glasgow

Works by Matthew Bainbridge

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