SURFACE MAGAZINE ABOUT MATTHEW STONE’S ARTWORK FOR FKA TWIGS
9 Nov 2019 -
Using a painterly approach that intricately blends analog and digital, Matthew Stone illustrates a richly evocative, dimension-blurring universe for FKA twigs’ next chapter.
“Magdalene recounts the fraught narrative of a devastated woman looking inward to reclaim her autonomy from the unforgiving public eye and a body that was failing her. Welcoming us inside this universe is the disarmingly vulnerable album artwork crafted by British artist and longtime collaborator Matthew Stone, whose work often deconstructs the human form through a combination of painting and digital manipulation. The cover image, as well as the album’s two accompanying visuals, depict Twigs as a humanoid figure lavishly adorned with Stone’s signature sweeping brushstrokes and kaleidoscopic, dimension-blurring expressionism—an ideal visual counterpart to Magdalene’s lush production and ethos of empowerment.”
Matthew Stone: “The way she uses her voice, both emotionally and lyrically, feels so grounded, and I wanted to reflect that in some way.”
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