The Urban Narratives Exhibition by Matthew Picton features a series of 3D map sculptures. The artist uses recycled map and paper pieces to create building blocks which he uses to build these topographic reliefs.
Recreating a series of historical maps, Picton focuses on specific cities based on the events that occurred in them. Creating the 2D images in 3D form, the artist intricately arranges his art works, ensuring their flawless craftsmanship.
Taking inspiration from narratives seen in films and real events, Matthew Picton creates his work from symbolic materials. For his map of contemporary Tehran, the artist's use of banned book covers addresses issues of censorship seen in the nation. The Urban Narratives Exhibition by Matthew Picton showcases the artist's symbolic 3d relief maps, displaying his immense talents and attention to detail.