Wednesday, 7 May 2014
There comes a point when words are no longer enough in talking about the works of Jenny Matthews.
Either you get these paintings or you don’t. And if you do, and you love them, you can either spend hours analysing the details of petal and butterfly wing, leaf, stamen and bee leg; or you can step back and unashemedly go ‘Ooooh’ like a child at some particularly enchanting firework display.
Sorry if this isn’t cutting it as art criticism.
Matthews’ work is about taking delight in the decorative pleasures of natural and manmade colours, patterns, textures and forms. There isn’t, as far as I can tell, that much of a complicated back-story.
But what there is suffices. These works are beautifully achieved with minimum fuss...
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