Matt Arbuckle (b.1987, Auckland, NZ) splits his time living and working as a practicing artist between Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, New Zealand and Narrm, Melbourne, Australia. He graduated from Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2009.
Arbuckle’s practice is a process-driven exploration of place, representing landscapes that are conceptualised through their very making. Through an experimental practice that favours process over outcome, Arbuckle uses elements of traditional Japanese shibori dying techniques to create abstract compositions by wrapping, twisting, folding and draping fabric over found surfaces and structures. The resulting paintings use depth and movement to trace and reveal abstract memories, imprinting the experience of place into the artwork. Matt Arbuckle is represented by Two Rooms, Auckland; Daine Singer, Melbourne