Thinking outside the box by Matthew Shutt is a self autobiographical painting represented by the amazing superhero so prominent in Matthews work. It features all the associated colours of Spiderman and the American and British flags respectively.The backward facing image suggests deep rooted thought amongst a background that the title suggests enlightened elaborate thinking. 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 The reality and stresses of adult life are superseded by notions of superheroes saving the day.