British artist, shaman and !WOWOW! founder Matthew Stone does amazingly beautiful artwork such as editorials for fashion magazine (check out the ones for I-D we’ve posted here and here last year) or his music videos for These New Puritans (“Attack Music”) or S.C.U.M. (“Amber Hands”). His first photo book “The Body Beyond” was released in January in a limited edition of 1.000 and is still available on the artist’s website.
The following five works – all of them photo prints on birch plywood - were parts of an installation entitled “Optimism as Cultural Rebellion” shown at NYC’s The Hole gallery in December 2011. For more pictures of the full exhibition as well as a video tour through the installation, please check out Stone’s website, too. The official gallery text released in conjunction with the show can be found on the gallery’s website.
“A Precious Fleeting Foam”, 2011
“Soul Retrieval”, 2011