Matthew Johnson’s artistic apprenticeship has been an eclectic if not a modernist one. A Melbourne-based painter, Johnson’s diverse travel and cultural experiences are distilled through the archetypal filter of oil and pigment. The underlying compositional structures of his paintings are repetitive – grids, geometric patterns, stripes or sequential arrangements drawn from nature. Johnson has completed numerous residencies throughout Europe and Australia. As well as having his work held in numerous private and corporate collections nationally and internationally, he is continually developing site specific architectural installations throughout Australia.