Matthew Storstein

Artist Biography

Graduated from Glasgow School of Art 1996. 2000 - 2019 Worked at Leith School of Art as tutor on Foundation Course, Drawing Course and Painting Course 2014 - 2018 Board Member Hidden Door Festival Currently living and painting In Aberfeldy

The work isn’t setting out to draw attention to any specific ideas, it’s the felt experience of life that is the subject. I am fascinated by the language of painting. How colour and shape and space are capable of profound abstract expression. 

In my recent work images have been flooding in. These emerge if their own accord through the process of making the work. When it’s going well the image and the abstract language come together and appear to embody some kind of truth. Although it’s not entirely clear to me what is. Nor do I wish it to be.

Selected Exhibitions