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Matthew Varey

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Focus Time, 2011, oil on panel, 20 x 20" (detail) SOLD

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Brightness, 2012, oil on panel, 20 x 20" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: A Bit of A Long Shot, 2011, oil on panel, 20 x 20" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: British Radar Station, 2011, oil on panel, 20 x 20" (detail) SOLD

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: A Sordid Plain, 2011, oil on panel, 24 x 18" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Menace Overhead End of the World, 2011, oil on panel, 14 x 14"

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Fallingwater, 2010, oil on panel, 20 x 20" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: A Bunker to Share, 2011, oil on panel, 6 x 6" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: A Blurr, 2011, oil on panel, 6 x 8" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Bunker Still Life, 2010, oil on panel, 20 x 20" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: The Castle, 2011, oil on panel, 12 x 12" (detail) SOLD

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Consideration, 2011, oil on panel, 20 x 20" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Places I Have Known, 2011, oil on canvas, 60 x 84" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: The Shape of Things to Come, 2010, oil on panel, 20 x 20" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Bright Light, 2010, oil on panel, 30 x 24" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Model City, 2011, oil on panel, 20 x 20" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Little Bunker, 2011, oil on panel, 5 x 3" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: My Bunker, 2011, oil on panel, 6 x 6" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Wild Fire, 2011, oil on panel, 20 x 20" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: (Horror), 2011, oil on panel, 30 x 24" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Meteor Chunk Bunker Home, 2011, oil on panel, 12 x 12" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: At That Time of Day, 2011, oil on panel, 20 x 20" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Outcrop, 2010, oil on panel, 30 x 24" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Roof of the World, 2011, oil on panel, 12 x 12" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Wanting, 2011, oil on panel, 6 x 8" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Sweet, 2011, oil on panel, 16 x 16" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Dome, 2011, oil on panel, 8 x 10" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Fallingwater, 2011, plaster, 11 x 7 x 8" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Fortified, 2011, plaster and resin, 10 x 7 x 8" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Pyramid, 2011, plaster and resin, 5.5 x 6 x 7.25" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey: Condo Bunker 1, 2013, oil on panel, 36 x 42" (detail)

Matthew VareyMatthew Varey:Condo Bunker 2, 2013, oil on Panel, 24 x 18" (detail)  

Gallery Installation Images

Biography

Matthew Varey was born in Hamilton in 1968 and graduated from McMaster University’s Visual Art program in 1992. Varey’s work has evolved over the years from large works containing figurative elements with a focus on the physical surface, surrounding themes of protest, towards a combination of abstraction and colour photography. This prolific artist continues to explore abstraction in his current body of work maintaining similar themes of visual texture, vivid colour and the use of various perspectives simultaneously. Varey had his first international solo exhibition in Europe in 1995 and has since exhibited at the Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa in Venice, Art Cologne, Art Miami and the Toronto International Art Fair, as well as galleries in Greece and across Canada. His work is held in corporate and private collections in the United States, Korea, England, Spain, Greece, Germany and Canada. Varey lives and works in Toronto.

Artist Statement (pdf)