About

b. London, 1996

My practice lies on the barrier between painting and sculpture, using abstraction to focus on the essential elements of the plastic arts; form, space and colour, which in turn enables an intrinsic process. In my work popular culture acts as a framework for sculpture and painting, informing their material and making processes which in turn encapsulates the experience of unconventional aesthetics found within yet separated from fine art. Currently informing my practice are; aquariums, aquascaping (the artistic design of aquarium landscapes) and their online subculture. 

Education

 

2015 - 2018: BA Painting and Printmaking at The Glasgow School of Art

2014 - 2015: The Royal Drawing School Foundation Diploma

Publications/Press

THE SCOTSMAN, Art review: RSA New Contemporaries 2019

GLASS MAGAZINE, Winter Issue 2019

 AESTHETICA MAGAZINEArtists Directory, Issue 86 December/January 2019 (online & print)

http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/profile/matthew-rimmer/

 

HORST UND EDELTRAUT, Online Interview Aquascaper Matthew Rimmer!. November 2018

http://horstundedeltraut.com/aquascaper-matthew-rimmer/

 

Exhibitions/Events

Solo:

 

Aquascaping, 30th - 31st October 2017, Project Space 1, The Art School, Glasgow

 

Group:

 

Hoovering (enter the vacuum) 25th

May 2019, secret location, S E London

Feet First Fair 6th-7th April 2019, Biestebroekbis (Brussels) and 0.666 (Oostende)

The RSA New Contemporaries, 9th March - 3rd April 2019, The RSA Galleries, Edinburgh

 

Degree Show, 2nd - 8th June 2018, The Tontine, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow.

Friends of the Fanzine. 7th April 2018, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Waterline, 26th March 2018, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow.

 

SERIES THREE, 20th - 21st April 2017, The Glue Factory, Glasgow.

 

Twenty Five Percent Extra, 10th - 12th June 2016, The Laurieston Arches, Glasgow. http://twentyfivepercentextra.com/index2.html

 

PAT TESTED, 5th - 10th May 2016, The McLellan Galleries, Glasgow.


The Foundation Year, 9th - 13th June 2015, Royal Drawing School, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London.

Awards:

The Chalmers-Jervise Prize, Won at The RSA New Contemporaries 9th March - 3rd April 2019

© 2019 By Matthew Rimmer