Black and Gold Sari, 2016. Oil on canvas, 35 x 20cm.
Matthew Krishanu creates work from memory and photographs, re-imagining scenes through editing, simplifying and layering. He constructs ambiguous narratives in his work, often through depicting figures in imagined interiors and landscapes.
Matthew Krishanu is a painter based in London. He completed an MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College in 2009. Recent exhibitions include Contemporary Masters from Britain, Yantai, Nanjing, Tianjin Museum tour, China (2017); Aviary, Transition Gallery, London (2016); Contemporary Drawings from Britain, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Xi’an Province, China (2015); Another Country, The Nunnery, London (2014); We Were Trying to Make Sense, 1Shanthiroad Gallery, Bangalore, India (2013). He is a visiting lecturer at Chelsea College of Arts and teaches painting at Camden Arts Centre and The Courtauld Gallery.