Matthew

Nespor

MA Photography / Video

Growing up close to Los Angeles, I had an inhabited sense of living beyond or elsewhere. The hypnotic åand interact with guides my work, developing an intrinsic sense of place. These experiences and perceptions make contemplation and reflection tangible, just how sunlight generates images on the surface of water or glass.

Oscillating between video and film, my work proposes a dialogue between engagement and interiority. Depicting moments of transition and anticipation, I use the video camera to meditate on my surroundings, exploring themes such as desire, memory, and place. Through movement and manipulation, the visual recordings of everyday life offer insight into the rhythms inherent to my being. My work illuminates the act of image-making as a dynamic, search and sense-making process that liberates feelings about memory, a constant decaying and regenerating phenomenon. Working from personal photographs, my oil paintings focus on the act of remembering, specifically how reality and the interpretation of reality intersect.

Free-Ways, 2020 Oil on Panel

Free-Ways, 2020

Oil on panel, 12” x 16”

Eyes Unclouded By Longing, 2021 Single Channel Video, 3 Minutes 23 Seconds

Eyes Unclouded By Longing, 2021

Single channel video, 3 Minutes 23 Seconds

Ocean of Existence, 2020 Single Channel Video, 2 Minutes 44 Seconds

Ocean of Existence, 2020

Single channel video, 2 Minutes 44 Seconds

Untitled (My Time Will Come), 2020 Single Channel Video

Untitled (My Time Will Come), 2020

Single channel video, 3 Minutes 26 Seconds