Mathew Paul Jinks
Paul Mathew JINKS is an English artist based in Chicago. Mathew completed his undergraduate studies at The Glasgow School of Art in Scotland U.K, in 2005. After moving to the U.S he completed his MFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. Mathew has exhibited both in the U.K and in the U.S and has solo shows planned for 2009 in Chicago at both Green Lantern Gallery and Gallery 400 At The Edge Series.
STATEMENT: My research and practice are concerned with ideas about myth, belief systems, loss and memory. In all my work I play the role of conduit between spaces and horizon points related to this theme. I combine both historical and fictional narratives with my own to foster new ones, to explore ontological potential: the nature of being. I am working with the idea of Autobiography and the problems of mythologizing the past. The autobiographical text serves as a blind spot from which to access my studio practice. The materiality of brass, oak and light play a role in my story and, in turn, their own stories: their life as materials mined and milled, managed as resources and used historically.