15 Matt Coyle

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016 – Finalist


[Image courtesy of the artist]

Matt Coyle | No Quarter Given | 2015 | felt tip pen, coloured pencil on paper | 93 x 146 x 3 cm

Artist Statement

Recently I have been making drawings depicting fighting figures and they remind me of the drawings I made in my childhood of soldiers in battle. The connection occurred to me while I was producing these new drawings but I am aware that I am still drawn to the same sort of imagery that fascinated me as a child.

With the use of my own daughters as models I have been able to focus my interest in studying the mystery and intensity of young siblings “at play”, especially the rules they create around role play and hence the imaginary world they enclose themselves in.