Matt Hope arrived in Beijing, China at the end of 2007. He has since spent his time exploring and fabricating, immersing himself in the sprawling material and component markets, treating them as a personal form of a vast color palette, tool box, and construction set. This collection of store fronts and informal fabrication areas, where Hope gathered his inspiration, materials, and equipment for his series’ Tools and Towers, is called Sun Dragon Hardware.
Matt Hope was born in 1976 in London and currently lives and works in Caochangdi, an arts disctrict in Beijing, China. He studied at Chelsea School of Art, London from 1994-96. Hope received his BFA at the Winchester School of Art, Hamphsire, U.K. in 1999, and earned his MFA at University of California, San Diego in 2004. He is known for elaborate kinetic art and sound art constructions that utilize the large-scale fabrication factories in Mainland China.
Cover Image: Tower 2, 2010 Galvanized steel, audio and electrical components 8′x 2′ x 2′, Edition of 2
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