Aaron Aryadharma Matheson is represented by Liverpool St Gallery, Sydney. He was awarded the Richard Ford travel award and has been a finalist in the Mosman, Waverley and Waterhouse prizes. He has a Masters in Fine Art from the National Art School in Sydney and a Postgraduate Diploma in Drawing from the Royal Drawing School in London. For Aaron, painting is about seeing the cosmic from, and in, our mundane and embodied standpoint. He says: ‘The stars and planets are sublime– the unimaginable spaces in our universe, the trillions of stars in our galaxy. To paint is a much more domestic affair, mixing coloured pigment, rubbing and making scruffy marks. Out of the stretch between them the poetry of painting emerges’. Aaron has lived with Multiple Sclerosis for more than 12 years.
Aaron is a recipient of the 2022 Accessible Arts Bundanon Residency.