Space, symbolism, folded paper…

Show Me How You Love cr Matthieu Leger

Show Me How You Love cr Matthieu Leger

I first encountered this artist’s creations at an exhibition by nomadic art exhibitors Antlers Gallery.

Matthieu Leger was seeing his pieces in situ for the first time, hanging from the ceiling struts of a stripped down warehouse room that aptly reflected the sense of space and scale in his artwork.

The one shown above, Show Me How You Love, drew me in from across the room, so that I drifted towards it then came to a halt, gazing into its depths as though into a clouded fish tank. At first I felt I was peering down from a balcony at a vast origami butterfly hanging over at atrium, and that the inkblot smudges were people walking far below. But the longer I looked, the more my sense of it shifted, and the more details I noticed, from the sketched paper boats to the fragments of text. Continue reading