Matthew Porter

Matthew Porter

United States • Born in: 1975

Emerging artists

On Film

Photographers Artists

American artists

Matthew Porter was born in 1975 in Pennsylvania, United States. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Montages, overlays, multiple exposures: Matthew Porter uses experiments from old and new technologies to explore possibilities in image construction and manipulation.

For Matthew Porter, photographic film is akin to a canvas: the transparency of the negative enables him to inscribe lines of light upon the surface, layer by layer, thereby creating an intricate agglomerate of shapes. Photography becomes not the capturing of a moment, but the outcome of a long elaboration process resulting in carefully constructed compositions. Following the initial shoot comes a preparatory drawing, which will enable the disposition of objects and the calculation of subsequent exposure times, as well as additional digital manipulations.

Swinging between references to art history and the attempt to emancipate himself from it by writing his own, Matthew Porter's images play on the gap between nostalgia and the present, the material and the immaterial, the static and the dynamic.

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Matthew Porter was born in 1975 in Pennsylvania, United States. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Montages, overlays, multiple exposures: Matthew Porter uses experiments from old and new technologies to explore possibilities in image construction and manipulation.

For Matthew Porter, photographic film is akin to a canvas: the transparency of the negative enables him to inscribe lines of light upon the surface, layer by layer, thereby creating an intricate agglomerate of shapes. Photography becomes not the capturing of a moment, but the outcome of a long elaboration process resulting in carefully constructed compositions. Following the initial shoot comes a preparatory drawing, which will enable the disposition of objects and the calculation of subsequent exposure times, as well as additional digital manipulations.

Swinging between references to art history and the attempt to emancipate himself from it by writing his own, Matthew Porter's images play on the gap between nostalgia and the present, the material and the immaterial, the static and the dynamic.

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What is Matthew Porter’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: On Film

When was Matthew Porter born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1975