Posted on March 11, 2009
By addressing the human figure, the British artist Matthew Stradling has seen the admiration his paintings and today is considered among the best painters of nudes in the UK.
Since as the ways in which different artists approach the body (and sexuality and sensuality of it) can vary almost infinitely. Another time, we discussed here the work of Trevor Brown , English Stradling, but own a much darker perspective and whose emphasis is on innocence destroyed rather than bodily harmonies.
Stradling, elected in 2001 by Sothebys to represent Britain in the International Tourism Exhibition is a retailer observer of male and female bodies that appear in his work usually contextualized in areas of wealth and happiness. Indeed, especially jewelry-pearls-always hovering in some embodiments.
It has been said of him that "meat textures are captured with the use of layers of delicate color and sensitive rendering of light" and his work captivates as a dream or an image stream.
Stradling already has a solid track record. We could list his 12 solo exhibitions in Paris and London, as well as other joint exhibitions in many U.S. cities like Palo Alto (California).
Today, Matthew Stradling is valued as one of the foremost painters of nudes in their country.