Peter Mathews has forged an intimate connection to that most elemental and life giving of earthly elements, the ocean. Through residencies throughout the planet Matthews coexists with these coastal environments for weeks at a time, confronting and often losing his sense of self to the greater forces outside. His work, a by-product of this shamanistic and ascetic endeavor, is both deeply personal and primordially universal. For his exhibition at Haarlem Artspace, Mathews will present a series of drawings made in Chile in 2018 and the 2013 film The Ocean Moves Through It.
Peter Matthews is an internationally renowned contemporary English artist working in the ocean exploring drawing, painting, video, film and photography.