Matthew Houlding is renowned for his beautifully detailed sculptures of imagined futuristic buildings which pay homage to the utopian zeal of modern architecture. He frequently draws inspiration from ideas of architectural design and explores the relationships between intersecting materials, planes and colours.
For this exhibition, Matthew has created a significant body of new work with the newly reconfigured gallery space in mind. Drawing on a recent visit to Mombasa and East Africa, (where he grew up), Houlding has created a new sculptural environment that takes the viewer on a journey that reflects a new world dynamism.
Image credit: Matthew Houlding, NKB Bearings, 2009
Mixed Media, 60 x 60 x 35 cm, courtesy of the artist and Ceri Hand Gallery. Photo Stephen King.