Matt Coyle’s command of pen and ink is unparalleled. Author of two celebrated graphic novels, Coyle’s drawings recall the darkest parts of the human psyche with an unsettling photographic likeness. The film noir quality of his skilful rendering brings to life the dreamed and the feared.
Working in pen, ink, coloured pencils and gauche, Coyle’s works bend reality as flat planes of colour collide with three-dimensional forms. The textural effect is as captivating as it is surreal; like a hallucination, Coyle works so proficiently with the tricks of light that one is never quite sure if they have seen what it is there. The result is undeniably uncanny, Coyle’s works invoke that implacable dread in the long familiar… it is impossible to look away.