By Sybaris Collection
For about 10 years, Matt Scobey belonged to the Denver art scene. For the American artist, art can be found anywhere: an art gallery, a living room, or the street. His website is a window to find links between design and art. The Remnant Suite piece perhaps synthesizes everything: “Collected scrap Marble from various contractors. When people have custom countertops/surfaces designed for home or business it often results in odd size cutofffs that are too small for resale and are either thrown away or recycled. After collecting the Marble I came up with a dimension/measurement that would utilize as much material as possible and hired a local stone cutter to cut each piece down to size. This resulted in enough material for the creation of 6 stacking sculptures/objects. I then had acrylic cut to scale and drilled holes in each piece of Marble in order to embed neodymium magnets that serve to hold the various pieces of material in place.”
For Ray Mark Rinaldi, from The Denver Post,“Scobey, who often uses objects such as discarded water bottles and pill jars, and deflated basketballs as molds, connects his work to some of the great movements and moments of modern culture, Marcel Duchamp’s “Readymades,” which turned found objects into art, and El Lissitzky’s overlap of art and architecture.”
Matt Scobey joins the Sybaris Collection Confinement Series, presenting the performance Num. 3 in which the artist set up an outdoor instlation in Marfa Texas.
Performance Num. 3, ” Confinements by Matt Scobey”
Most of the material I’ve been working with has been initially used for other projects or things I had around the studio before quarantine. Wood I use as form were previously used for pedestals. Cast Acrylic was bought as scrap for a discounted rate from a supplier I’ve worked with for years. The concrete had mostly been purchased prior to covid as well.