Matthew Krishanu


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Year 2018
Medium Oil on paper
Dimensions 29.6 x 21.1 cm
Nominated by Amrita Jhaveri

About the work

Brother belongs to my Another Country series of works – focusing on two boys in a painted world that draws on my experience of growing up between Bangladesh, India and England.

About the artist:

Born 1980 Bradford, Matthew Krishanu lives and works in London. Graduated from BA (Hons) Fine Art and English Literature, Exeter University (1998 – 2001); and MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design (2007 – 2009).

Matthew Krishanu is a painter based in London. His recent paintings construct narratives exploring memory, childhood, religion and imperial histories.

His works are held in public and private collections including the Arts Council Collection, Government Art Collection, Huddersfield Art Gallery, The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, and Jiangsu Art Museum.

Selected exhibitions include John Moores Painting Prize 2020, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2021); Picture Plane, (solo), Niru Ratnam Gallery, London (2020); Everyday Heroes, Hayward Gallery/Southbank Centre, London (2020); A Rich Tapestry, Ikon Gallery/Lahore Biennale, Lahore (2020); House of Crows (solo), Matt’s Gallery, London (2019); The Sun Never Sets, (solo), Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham (2019); A Murder of Crows (solo), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2019); New Figurations, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai (2019); Childhood Now, Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park (2019); Made in Britain, The National Museum, Gdańsk (2019); John Moores Painting Prize 2018, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2018); and The Sun Never Sets, (solo), Huddersfield Art Gallery (2018).

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