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OPTIMISM AS CULTURAL REBELLION BY MATTHEW STONE

by Ariadna Zierold

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London-based artist Matthew Stone began his career as a leading influencer in a number of counter-cultural movements in London. In terms of composition, color and treatment of the body, Stone works in explicit relation to the history of painting, seeking to understand and define broader abstract ideologies that relate to the body itself.

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The artist examines perceptions of interconnection, collaboration and hierarchy through the canon of art as propaganda, seeking to promote notions of social unity and optimism.

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