Matthew Couper

Hastings bred, currently living in Las Vegas. Matthew has been exhibiting since 2001. Four times a finalist in the James Wallace Art Awards. His works are held in collections throughout New Zealand, Australia, USA, UK and Hong Kong. His recent works reflects his interest in traditional art forms and new technology and was made while travelling around America. During this trip he worked on a series of small paintings on tin. The works acted as a diary and were based on Mexican retablos, or ex-votos painted for devotional use. Historically a client would commission the village artisan to paint an ex-voto to a specific saint to give thanks for saving them from a specific incident. The ex-voto usually depicts the commissioner, a particular saint, symbols to represent the event and several lines of text under the imagery to supplement the symbolism. Matt has been selected as one of the top 100 contemporary artists in 'Seen This Century: A Collector's Guide'.


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Alexandra Robins
Liberty
The Hustle
Kindle
Carnivore
Charley Patton
Fairuze Balk
Rob Spierre
Faith Waste
A Trick
The Teacher   sold
29th October   sold
3rd July 2008   SOLD
5th november 2007
184  18th of January 2010 (SOLD)
171  2nd of November 2009
173  11th of November 2009
174  14th of November 2009  SOLD
177  22nd November 2009 - SOLD
178  26th of November 2009
179  1st of December 2009
180  7th of December 2009
183  29th of December 2009   SOLD
185  20th of January 2010 -  SOLD
186  23rd of January 2010 (SOLD)