Matthew Picton continues to create intricately detailed three-dimensional aerial maps in his upcoming exhibition titled El Dorado. The six new artworks feature cartographic maps layered with historical text, imagery and cultural ephemera related to significant sites throughout Europe, South America and Africa, illuminating periods of societal and cultural upheaval within each country's history.
Born in London, England, Picton studied politics and history at the London School of Economics. His work is included in the collections of the De Young Museum (San Francisco, CA), the Herbert Museum of Art (Coventry, UK), the Fidelity Bank collection (London, UK), the Stadt Museum (Dresden, Germany) and the New York University Langone Medical Center Collection (New York, NY), as well as several private collections. This will be Picton’s second solo exhibition at Elizabeth Leach Gallery.