b. 1976 in Louisville, United States; lives and works in New York
At the 2013 Lyon Biennial Matthew Ronay plunges us into a vast forest haunted by symbolic forms. In its mix of the contemplative and the shamanistic, the Ronay oeuvre provides a true sensory and psychic experience. Makeshift materials like papier mâché, wood and fabric are pushed to their limits by the artist in a game of patience that deliberately defies immediate interpretation while dramatising mind-body interplay.