Articulating the sensation of disconnection, these paintings by Matthew Weatherstone illustrate the detachment between self and environment. The artwork is reminiscent of the process of willful escapism -- reading, watching a movie -- wherein people try to enter a different world in search of exciting sensations and experiences. By centering these images around recognizable scenery -- the forest, waterfront -- Matthew Weatherstone is describing our growing disconnection from our own natural environment.
‘The Disconnect’ by Matthew Weatherstone demonstrates how the rise in both urbanization and digitization is making the natural increasingly more distant and foreign. Like the girl in the painting, people may soon be left trying to peer into a reality once new and cherished.