Mathew Edenbrow In The Spotlight

“Cousins: our face in natures mirror”

Throughout December 2019

In the Spotlight this December at King Street Gallery is Mathew Edenbrow, a self taught ceramic animal sculptor based in Llangeitho, Ceredigion. 

His work is strongly informed by his varied life experiences with wild animals and his academic understanding of animal behaviour, gained during, and after being awarded his PhD investigating animal personality. 

With each piece he creates, Mathew seeks to capture everyday moments within the lives of animals to provide insight into animal behaviour.  In particular, his work aims to show how small, often minute changes in body form or expression can convey not only information, but also give insight into an individuals intent, motivation and emotional state. During the creation of each piece Mathew also hopes to show the beauty of the animal form and hopefully reveal something to the observer they may not have previously noticed.

The focus of this collection of work is inspired by Mathew’s life long fascination with primates, and in particular, our closet living relatives the great apes.  It was after reading the books of Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey at an early age that Mathew began to understand how similar we are to our closest living cousins. For example, Chimpanzee’s use tools and hunt for animal protein, Orang-utans create umbrellas from leaves and Gorillas make mattresses out of leaves each night, upon which to sleep.  This collection therefore seeks to open a door into the private lives of our great ape cousins and show behaviours that not only mirror aspects of our own, but also link us intimately to these majestic animals.

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Yve Kelly has been a member of King Street Gallery since September 2010. She produces large scale, ethereal, colourful paintings.

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