Matthew Rimmer’s most recent works draw parallels between aquariums, minimalist sculpture and the sublime, exploring the realms of submerged physics and colour. This has developed from a practice which lies on the boundary between painting and sculpture.
Discussing these sculptures in relation to painting, he notes: “The aquarium is a prism of transparent surfaces reflecting one another; I am attempting to turn each one into an image. The liquid inside can support, alter or even create these images.”
Following a recent degree show at The Glasgow School of Art, Rimmer will exhibit as part of the RSA New Contemporaries in March 2019.
Photograph of Triptych (front view) by Yi Yang Liu.