OPEN – JOURNEY – Matheus Bianchi – Southampton City Art Gallery

Matheus Bianchi


Digital Photography

‘Dreamhouse’, 2020, puts fictional play at the forefront, transforming household objects into props, toys. The series explores the relationship between the objects and the occupant within the space of the home, bringing together untold visual narratives during times of adversity. The presence of an enclosed figure is portrayed in a cardboard playhouse, metaphorically suggesting a body outgrowing its personal space. Compositional structures are used to cover underlining meanings and messages, diverting the viewer to dwell on unresolved storylines through the mysterious settings of the photographs. The vibrancy heightens mundane activities pushing a sense of banality and a sarcastic use of colour.

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