February 2007

Matt Wells-
Matthew Wells is an artists based in Carlisle. Formerly a member of Eyelevel Artists (2005-06), he now seeks to make art that is more accessible to the public. By accessible, he means to subvert the context of art - specifically its place - in terms of where it is exhibited.
The simplicity of Classified Ad adds up to a process of collaboration with place or site, juxtaposed with the architectural dynamics of a newspaper i.e. the schematic layout of a page. But what this work really posses, is not just the artifice of the context of art, but also the question of what really constitutes a work of art.
This was ArtWash's first long distance Event. Rather than Matt being with us on the evening we talked to him via Mobile phone. A strange experience to say the least.