Matt Brown is an early career artist currently living and working in Perth, Western Australia.
His practice involves
research into analog formats of archive - intending to examine the non-authoritative potential of multivalent informational systems.
Challenging normalised processes of the visually informative, Brown explores combinations of images and text that are not intended to communicate cohesive outcomes. Rather, the artist is interested in creating and giving form to something that resists or even supersedes the idea (or reflex) of control and cohesion.
Due to a democratization of data and knowledge, historically appropriate methods of archiving and presenting information have become somewhat strange and absurd. Brown's practice involves a process of applying these analog and absurd methods to subjects that cause them to be broken down and become poetic rather than informative and authoritative.
The artist graduated from Curtin University in 2017 and was winner of the City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award.
He is currently an Artist in Residence at Fremantle Art Centre in Western Australia.