Gradual Insanity by Matthew Shutt is a pencil drawing of an iconic London landmark seen from the point of view of a child. The colour palette is multi coloured and vivid in its depiction. The tile of the work is more the process of the artwork than the imagery.
This painting contains black, white, primary and secondary colors.
Matthew Shutt resides in Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. He attended the University of Huddersfield and put together his first solo exhibition in 2017 at the Bowery in Leeds.
Shutt's subjects are, at the surface, carefree images, predominantly action figures and associated memorabilia. Upon deeper observation, these images are symbolic of the nostalgia of an innocent childhood and a time of hope, brought to the present by the context of its surroundings in everyday objects like art books. The reality and stresses of adult life are superseded by notions of superheroes saving the day.