Matthew Musgrave is interested in thinking through painting. How painting has a tendency to infer figuration, and builds upon the past, the future and the now. Being attentive to this changeable and expansive nature of painting is an important aspect of his practice, Musgrave's subjects begin with things in the local surrounding or close to hand; trees, grass, chairs, windows, people gathering, dancing, communicating. Through the synthesis of different types of marks, densities, surfaces and sizes Musgrave thinks through their space, flatness, light and representation.