Mat Chivers was born in 1973. He studied Fine Art sculpture at the Nottingham Trent University and Escula de belles Artes, Barcelona (1993-6). A formative influence on Mat’s practice are the years that he spent working and travelling in southern Europe and Morocco, culminating in a journey overland to Iran, Pakistan, India & Nepal where he spent time in the mountains of the Hindu Kush, Zanskar and Himalaya. On his return to the UK he established a studio on Dartmoor where he now lives and works.
Mat has works in private and public collections nationally and internationally. He is currently involved in an ongoing project with research scientists at The University of Bristol. He will be showing a new body of work across a diverse range of media in a solo exhibition at Maddox Arts, London in November.
‘Through making sculpture, installation and drawing I am looking at some of the moments of process and states of flux that exist below the surface of things. I am interested in the way often unseen, fundamental phenomena, events and processes can occur over very different time and dimensional scales to our own yet ultimately exist in direct relationship with us.’