Matthew Darbyshire, (b.1977, Cambridge, UK) is one of Britain’s most exciting contemporary artists. He studied at the Slade under the acclaimed British sculptor Phyllida Barlow.
Darbyshire is best known for installations that draw heavily on the aesthetic language of today’s commodity culture and the aspirational lifestyles it promotes. He explores design as a barometer of social change within the complex visual environment of contemporary Britain.
Darbyshire is interested in what is lost and what is gained when something is copied over and over again.
He is represented by Herald St
‘The objects themselves, their intrinsic aspects, the poetry that I can create with the arrangement of these things is really interesting.’
In our Collection
Matthew Darbyshire, Untitled: Shelves No.4 (Series 6), 2013
Related exhibitions & events
Matthew Darbyshire: The W.A. Ismay Collection
12 Oct 2013 - 26 Jan 2014