Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Matt Chung

Matt Chung's current body of work is presented here as part of the MFA Photo Blog's 1st year graduate candidate showcase.

Matt Chung's artist statement:
Asphalt is a surface that connects us to everywhere we go and enables the advancement of development and commerce. It links cities and towns and permits travel of people and transportation of goods. My images are a response to our constructed surroundings and their infrastructure. My aim is to create work that questions our assembled and expanding urban environments.

Using digital imaging, I capture the seemingly mundane and manipulate it into a new aggregate image, working in a method that mimics the patterns used during the urbanization of our environment. The result is a contemplation of common surfaces that falls between representation and abstraction, reflecting the tension created by urban expansion.

You may view more of Matt's work HERE!