Matthew Darbyshire provocatively repackages the homogenisation of contemporary design: the moulded retro-future furnishings and CMYK colour schemes that dominate both public and private space. Democratised from minimalist couture chic to high-street decor to budget home-ware chintz, Darbyshire’s assembled objects try to define just what it is that makes candy-coloured plastic so modern, so appealing.
Darbyshire has previously exhibited at Tramway, Glasgow (2012); Taro Nasu, Tokyo, Japan (2011); Nought to Sixty, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (2010); The Shape We’re In, Zabludowicz Collection, London and New York, (2011); The British Art Show, curated by Tom Morton and Lisa Le Feuvre, The Hayward gallery (2011); Altermodern, Curated by Nicholas Bourriaud, Tate Triennial Tate Britain, London (2009).
Matthew Darbyshire (b. 1977) lives and works in London, UK.