Mathew Bax’s latest solo exhibition Please LIKE me is about social media, or perhaps the noise that surrounds it. Through a series of sublime abstract paintings, the artist creates a visual allusion to the constant bombardment of chatter we encounter every waking hour and the continual demands of others for our attention. The title of Bax’s exhibition might well be the mantra bellowing through all of our heads in this age of electronic ego-confirmation.
Matthew Bax holds a Masters of Fine Art from LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore and a Bachelor of Commerce from Flinders University, Adelaide. Currently he splits his time between Melbourne, Munich and Singapore. Over the past 10 years he has held solo exhibitions in Germany, Singapore and Australia including: pretty little stupid pictures, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, 2012; Kunst ist schön, macht aber viel Arbeit, Fost Gallery, Singapore, 2012; God’s Away on Business, ICA Gallery, Singapore, 2010; and This Little Piggy Went to Market, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, 2007.