Matthew Lanyon Highground III 2006 Oil on canvas
Matthew Lanyon
Highground III 2006
Oil on canvas
168.9 x 168.9 cm

A self-taught artist, Matthew Lanyon bears the trademarks of a natural painter who continues to evolve. He has as much rigour and self-doubt as any artist who has been trained – perhaps even more than those who have formally studied how to be articulate about their work. In the last five years he has made two hundred and fifty paintings – mainly for a commercial context – and success has raised his game to make paintings of scale that may reach, eventually, beyond the commercial gallery context.