Matthew Verdon


  1. South Seas selfie

    2017

    Bamboo, fossilised oyster shells, selfie stick remote control, platic pipe, pipe insulation, garden twine, cable ties

    120 x 120 cm


  2. Absence makes the heart grow fonder

    2016

    Air conditioning unit motor, ammonite

    30 x 35 x 35 cm


  3. A hedonistic moment of non-conformity

    2016

    Mercedes coolant expansion tank, coconut, burette stand

    95 x 30 x 12 cm


  4. Am I your midlife crisis

    2016

    Fermenting crushed grapes, carbon dioxide, wine making yeast, honey, ibuprofen, St John's wort, valerian root, freezer bag, glass jar

    47 x 22 x 22 cm


  5. Inflicted with a chronic lack of willpower

    Photo courtesy of SEIZE Projects

    Photo courtesy of SEIZE Projects

    2016

    Water bottle, melted snow, pond weed, aquarium air pump

    26 x 8 x 8 cm


  6. Adaptation & mitigation I

    (Hot water bottle)

    (Hot water bottle)

    2015

    UV prints on artificial leather mounted on dibond

    35 x 30 cm each


  7. Biospheric isolation tank

    2014 (ongoing)

    Compost, carbonated natural mineral water, spontaneous growth, acrylic boxes, vinyl hazard tape

    34 x 26 x 5 cm


  8. The impossibility of abstraction

    2015

    Printed PVC banner

    74 x 60 cm

    Sampled elements from the logos of the 6 largest GM seed companies


  9. Surplus to need

    2015

    Genetically modified wheat seed, printed tea towel, oven dish, solar powered motion sensor security light

    40 x 25 x 25 cm


  10. The Cloud

    2015

    Shimmering sun protection lotion enriched with Tahitian gardenia oil, postcard, non-archival c-type print on paper

    35 x 26 cm


  11. Slip slop slap

    2015

    Shimmering sun protection lotion enriched with Tahitian gardenia oil, c-type print on paper, MDF

    75 x 60 cm


  12. Betel nut

    2015

    C-type print on paper, adjustable vent, MDF, pine

    68 x 46 cm


  13. Replenishing resurrection recovery

    2015

    Digital print on fabric, c-type print on paper, sandbags 

    152 x 117 cm


  14. Biofuels: a growing alternative

    2014

    Maize plant, bourbon whiskey, intravenous drip, burette stand, compost, pot

    150 x 100 x 60 cm


  15. Idiot fruit

    2014

    Dye sublimation print on eco-polyester made from recycled plastic bottles

    110 x 70 cm & 110 x 110 cm 


  16. Air depollution prototype

    2014

    Photocatalytic concrete with tobacco, seasonal affective disorder light bulb, light fitting, acrylic

    40 x 22 x 22 cm


  17. What lies below the surface shapes comprehension

    2014

    Computer monitor privacy filter, electron microscope image of Arabidopsis thaliana leaf, second hand lockable noticeboard, pins

    90 x 60 cm


  18. When you look younger you feel younger!

    2014

    Brick found on a demolition site, all purpose filler mixed with anti-ageing serum containing Gingko biloba

    7 x 26 x 11 cm


  19. Faith in a better future

    2014

    Genetically modified soybeans grown from seed purchased on Ebay.com shipped from the USA, Dieter Rams 606 Universal Shelving System made from recycled timber and metal, large and small petri dishes, CFL grow light, digital print of Albert Bierstadt's Looking Down Yosemite Valley (1865)

    189 x 400 cm


  20. Climate Engineering Prototype

    2014

    Solar oven, gold leaf, burette stand, light fitting, seasonal affective disorder light bulb

    62 x 46 x 38 cm


  21. Water finds its own level

    2014

    HD video

    10 mins 17 secs


  22. My parents wanted a nice door stop, so I made them one

    2013

    Cement, compost, liquid plant growth hormone

    7.5 x 23 x 13 cm


  23. SPF 30+

    Original work

    Original work

    2013

    Extracted chlorophyll, shimmering sun protection lotion, geotextile

    70 x 50 cm


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