30sec film artists Vol.72 – Matthew Schofield

“Small imagery are like tactile objects, bigger imagery are content driven.”

Matthew Schofield is a Toronto based Canadian born artist who has been exhibiting his artwork in commercial galleries, museums and artist run centres nationally and internationally since 1996. He has exhibited in Paris, Brussels, Florence, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, Miami and Toronto.

Matthew Schofield – 30sec film artists Q&A

How do you usually get inspired again after working on a big project/painting?

Knowing that I have completed something big makes you feel free of it. The inspiration is often overwhelming at the end of a project.

Do you collect things?


What's the last great book you read?

Anything by Etgar Keret.

How do you come up with ideas?

How do you not come up with ideas?

Is there a childhood experience that has helped shape the kind of work you do today?

I cannot imagine being an artist without all of your childhood experiences.

How do you know or feel when a good idea, is a good idea?

It is much easy to recognize the bad ones.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

What is the worst that could happen? Picture that scenario, accept it could happen and move on.

Artist’s bookshelf

The Seven Good Years: A MemoirThe Nimrod Flipout: StoriesThe Girl on the Fridge
The Bus Driver Who Wanted To Be God & Other StoriesThe Seven Good Years: A MemoirSuddenly, a Knock on the Door: Stories

Behind the Scenes – Filmmaker’s Experience

If you find Matthew Schofield’s work online, you must have perceived the imagery as vintage photography, with a sense of intimacy.

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