Matthew Coombes

18 June 1978

Painting, Photography and Art History – High School, NZ

BA – Art Theory – University of Canterbury, NZ

BAHons – Product Design – Edinburgh College of Art, UK

(First Class Honours)


One Response to “biography”

  1. Congratulations on producing such unexpected and thought provoking work. I was immediately struck by your collection of objects at the ECA Degree show. I love the humour in them but also the sensitivity in relation to the subject matter.The tear catcher is an especially beautiful, delicate and poignant object. Our society gives us few tools to cope with mortality.In the world of product design and advertising denial through the marketing of anti aging and lifestyle products is king, which is what makes your work so refreshing and more than a little ironic! The objects you have created actively encourage contemplation and have a great deal of humanity in them. I hope they will encourage further debate.

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