matthew carr

Years ago I found an article about artist Matthew Carr whose work I find absolutely beautiful but strangely haunting. Drawn using conte pencil on paper, & consisting of a single head 'floating' in the middle of a page, his work brings forth ideas of struggle, hardship & sorrow. Having drawn over 200 people - from his next door neighbour to a prisoner on death row - Matthew uses artificial light to cast shadow & create an added sense of drama to his subject matter. 

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