Little Hope by Matthew Shutt is second in the series of 'hope' paintings. This can be interpreted as either a little bit of hope or little if any hope depending on your interpretive viewpoint.As it is a more zoomed exposure the colours are distinctive and crisp and get straight to the point. This painting contains black, white, and primary 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 The reality and stresses of adult life are superseded by notions of superheroes saving the day.