Solo Exhibition - Richard Matias
Saturday, July 14, 2018 (17:30 - 18:30)
@ Ferguson Foundry
“Encapsulating the beauty of the male form, Richard Matias is an accomplished photographer from Perth that has works in the Top 50 category for thePhotographer of the year 2017 and have also been featured in publications forDNA magazine and swimwear companies like Marcuse- to name a few.
Showcasing handsome, sculpted models, Matias depicts the very essence of pristine male masculinity. Through his photographs, Matias captures the youthful resplendence of his subjects, preserving the natural, transient beauty they have.
Having established a strong following, and support from the LGBT community (?), Matias recently launched Liberated- Perth's first book of male nude photography that supports the WA AIDS Council's Freedom Centre. Liberatedwill be available for purchase at Studio 281.
Matias' first solo exhibition with Studio 281 is a dialogue that embraces a liberation from societal and sexual norms as well as an expression of his own personal experiences and insights. The show will not only commemorate the legalisation of gay marriage in Australia but also puts forth support for the LGBT community.
Indulge in a visual retrospect that is beautiful, erotic and sensual for the official opening on the Saturday 14th July, 5:30pm.
Richard Matias is a Perth based photographer specialising in the male form. In 2017 Australian Photography Magazine ranked Richard’s photo “Calm reflection” in the top 50 photos of the year. Richard’s work has appeared in DNA magazine in print and online and he continues to be regularly commissioned by swimwear companies such as Marcuse and a range of commercial brands. 2017 also saw the publication and launch in Perth and Sydney of Liberated- the first book of male nudes by a WA photographer. All proceeds of the book have gone to the WAAC and the Freedom Centre supporting LGBTQI youth in WA. Liberated and auction pieces from Liberated have already raised in excess of $30,000 for WAAC. Richard will have his first solo exhibition in Perth in July 2018.