Six questions for
Matt Ager

Tique asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Matt Ager.

Artist Matt Ager
Lives in London, UK

How do you describe your own art practice?

It’s like being in a relationship.

Which question or theme is central in your work?

I make sculptures from domestic materials and found objects. I am particularly interested in fluidly composing works that address mimicry, design, architecture and functionality. I believe that objects and textures carry identities that I continuously explore when making my work. I use these as umbrella themes that I make work under.

What was your first experience with art?

As a youngster, my Mum would take me to museums all over. An experience that took years to sink in but definitely pushed me into making art.

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

I’ve trained myself to become alert to my surroundings which has meant architecture, art, design, as well as serendipitous meetings of objects on the street are all inspirational. Those senses are heightened when travelling to new places and I find myself taking a lot of photographs to document my findings.

What do you need in order to create your work?

I need space. I can make work with whatever is around me, my practice has existed in so many forms.

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

Pleasure, Joy, and Happiness, an album by Eddie Chacon and John Carroll Kirby. I listen to a lot of music in the studio and the calming nature of this album helped me focus.

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