Matthew McDade’s work singles out small elements of existing images, designs and structures and brings them to the fore, creating new imagery and structure to produce new abstract narratives, with particular attention to architecture and transport design.
His early work included minimalist screen-prints. However, recently he has moved into more freehand drawing, model making and using the readymade. These pre-existing elements often have a personal connection, for example being a prominent fixture in his childhood and beyond, or simply being visually pleasing to him. This has manifested in his work around the death of his grandfather, as well as his ongoing work around Concorde.