Matt Calderwood's studio is in a building beside Regents Canal in East London. From the first floor his studio overlooks the water, in the winter when the canal ices over Calderwood can look down and see a passageway broken into the ice revealing the void of water below. Calderwood has likened Variable Form (phenolic) to this same void space. Made in his studio he has re-used faces of a sculptural form as monoprint plates, applying and removing gloss paint on bristol board, to reveal a central black mass. The board is mounted on phenolic plywood an industrial high grade plywood usually employed in the construction of platforms and stages and used by Calderwood in his sculptural works.
Matt Calderwood (b. 1975 Northern Ireland) studied Fine Art at University of Sunderland (1994-97). He currently lives and works in London and County Antrim, N.Ireland. Recent solo exhibitions include: Farbvision, Berlin (2016); Precarious Balance, CoCA, Christchurch, NZ (2016); Interrupted Projections, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (2014); Exposure, De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill on Sea (2014); Paper Over the Cracks, Baltic 39, Newcastle (2013); Concrete, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen (2012); Full-Scale, Wilkinson Gallery, London (2011) and Stamp, Galerija Simulaker, Novo Mesto, Slovenia (2011).