Shown here, are selections from two ongoing bodies of work Imagined Traditions and Trinity/Primer. Cronin approaches issues of disconnect, fracture, and absence through reimagining spaces, both interior and exterior, that have been altered by humankind. Crafting lies to tell a truth, Cronin doctors his images using both analog and digital methods. He may physically overlay negatives or combine parts of found photographs in Photoshop to reconstruct the strangeness and stillness of places that are uninhabited, but have been touched (scarred, rearranged) by the human hand.
Matthew Cronin is an artist living and working in Austin, Tx. He received his BFA with departmental honors from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and is currently an MFA candidate at University of Texas at Austin. His work has been shown throughout the United States and Canada in cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Vancouver.