Artists Matt Sherratt
Space, time, material and attention are vital elements in Matt’s work. When Matt creates he uses a form of meditative practice to allow himself to be present and attentive to the creative process. He attends to the ‘nothing’ and allows ‘something’ to form. Matt’s forms are honed and shaped to balance aesthetic surface tension with framed spaces. The play between negative and positive shapes is important and he create lines for the eye to dance over, flowing between surface and space, edge and void.
The finishes on his pieces hold and reflect light. A lustre glaze will bounce light while a terra-sigillata surface absorbs light, either dramatically or sensitively, through minimal colour. From earth bound materials to framing space his work explores deep questions of existence.
Matt Sherratt trained at Loughborough College of Art & Design graduating in 1992 with a First Class BA Hons Degree in Ceramics.
In 2004 he gained an MA in Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art.
He has been resident artist at the National Portrait Gallery and South Hill Park in Bracknell, and taught at the City Lit College in Covent Garden London for over ten years.
2018 Serene Space – solo exhibition, Chester Cathedral, Chester
2018 Inside Out – Group show, Gallery 54, London
2016 London Art Fair, London
2016 Collect, Saatchi Gallery , London
2016 David Linley, London
Rizon Jet Private Jet lounge Biggin Hill – Sept 2014-March 2015
2015 London Art Fair, London
2014/2015 Group show, Lisa Norris Gallery, London
2014 The Decorative Fair, Battersea
2014 A British Continuum, (The Lloyds Club in connection with Brouse and Derby Gallery)
2014 London Art Fair, London
2014 Why we are here – A collaborative experimental project with two other artists, Painter Lisa Carter and Film and Sound Artist Simon Proffitt funded by the Arts Council of Wales. North Wales.
2013 Strand on the Green – Solo show curated by Ben Swift, Chiswick, London
2013 20/21 International Art Fair – The Royal College of London
2013 The Decorative Fair Battersea Park, London
2012/13 Shadows and Light – Ruthin Craft Centre
2011 Vanguard court Studio exhibition
2011 Morley College tutor exhibition Morley College London
2010 Vanguard Court Studio exhibition Camberwell, London
2009 Sue Machado Gallery, Warwick
2007 Modern Artist Gallery, Oxfordshire
2007 Sara Wiseman Gallery, Oxford
2007 Why Ceramics? Solo show Arts Council Funded Bracknell Gallery
2006 Blind Art London
2005 Ceramic Art London
2004 Royal College of Art