Matthew Schofield’s paintings are based on found photographs, with particular interest and attention given to the idiosyncrasies of the photographer and their chosen subjects. Typically rendered in a 1:1 scale, Schofield meticulously reproduces the original photographs with unsentimental observation. With the printed family snapshot rapidly becoming obsolete, Schofield pays homage and gives permanence to these personal documents that witness a specific moment in time.
Matthew Schofield was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1973 and currently lives and works in Toronto. He has exhibited in Canada and internationally since 1996. His work has been shown in museums and commercial galleries in Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2014, Schofield’s work was featured in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.