I recently visited A Nod – a solo exhibition by artist Matt Ager at Space In Between in East London. The exhibition is composed of a series of sculptures and collages made from used and discarded objects.
The artist uses materials he has found and reworks them into sculptures and compositions.
Despite the absence of a single painting in the series, the whole exhibition appears to centre around the artists relationship with painting.
The theme of pink and yellow colours is evident throughout the works but is born out of coincidence rather than selection.
These colours are simply common in the found objects the artist used to assemble his pieces.
What initially appeared to me to be a concrete slab leant against the wall, was actually a concrete cast of a discarded table top complete with water stains.
When I examined it closely it was incredible how the table top had been transferred directly onto a completely different material with all the precise marks and attributes. Agers work shows how objects can be recreated and presented in a way to completely change their function and quality, from the way he fragments and aligns the pieces to the way they have been positioned in the space to form one single piece of art.