“I want my work to represent universal truths”. That’s a statement many artists would claim fit their work; but would it, really? In Matthew Craven’s
case, yes. The artist takes images from textbooks and history books (mainly vintage) that cover a wide range of places, time periods, and cultures. The result is an amazing amalgamation of the commonalities that, throughout history, have occurred between different societies, showing that we’re more similar to each other than what many in power want us to realise. Today, he’s launching his first book, Primer
(Anthology Editions), showcasing all this.