Forthcoming solo exhibition , November 2016
Matthew de Moiser is a Melbourne based artist recognised for his use of everyday household objects, mediums and materials as the basis for new works that speak about the Australian suburban condition.
Best known for his suburban landscapes assembled from meticulously cut pieces of coloured laminex, his work demonstrates a yearning for the sublime in the most unlikely of places. He has at various times worked with found long stitch embroideries, IKEA furniture parts and even other artists' work.
Born in Melbourne's outer eastern suburbs, his grandparents arrived in Australia as Estonian refugees and built their first home out of packing crates from the Geelong Ford factory now slated for closure. In many ways, this family legacy still influences his practice today, including his concern for issues of place and identity.