The work of British visual artist Mat Chivers looks at how the fundamental phenomena that exist below the surface of things inform the way we experience the world around us. The process of making draws on combinations of analogue and digital technologies in works that embody a hybridisation of old-world subjects and techniques with contemporary envisioning processes. His practice focuses at the location between data capture and its consequent interpretation in order to explore the ambiguous nature of perception.
Mat Chivers has works in private and public collections nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Between Day and Night and Night and the Day at Kappatos Gallery, Athens,Syzygy at Millennium, St Ives and ‘Fascination’ at Maddox Arts, London. Group exhibitions include ‘Glasstress: White Light/White Heat’ at Pallazzo Cavalli Franchetti for the 55th Venice Biennale; ‘The Knowledge’ at The Gervasuti Foundation for the 54th Venice Biennale; ‘Material Matters: The Power of the Medium’ at The Courtauld Institute of Arts, London and ‘Eleventh Plateau’ at the Athens Biennial and The Historical Archives Museum, Hydra.