About the Work
"I’m drawn to yet another Matt Pine work for my selection because of the plausible connections his working drawings hold (particularly ones like these from the 1970’s), which evoke a suite of watercolour diagrams that I’ve long studied from Thought Forms—a theosophical text co-written by Annie Besant and C.W Leadbeater in 1905. I often resist drawing unnecessary links between european art historic material and the underlying Indigenous belief systems that tend to run through practices such as Matt Pine’s. However, this time I feel compelled to pause and feel charmed by the possibility that he might’ve also been reading theosophical texts like these. Mainly because I’ve also found them useful over my practice, to cite and explore ways of looking at colour and form since my time at Blavatsky Lodge in Mumbai. Thought Forms was particularly fascinating because it theorises the affective qualities of colour, line and form—linking each with intrinsic qualities of human emotion that went on to inspire movements of abstraction across the globe." - Areez Katki for the May 2023 instalment of the 'My Choice' exhibition series.
558 x 760mm
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist