Critical Mass explores the relationship between resources and population as we approach the year 2050. On this date the world population is projected at over 9 billion people by the United Nations. The works on display question today’s geo-political arrangements between the developing nation and the 'super-nation' and explores mankind's growing dependence on weakening resources.
Philip Rhys Matthews is a photographer blending the boundaries between fashion and fine art photography. His work explores critical issues and questions the world in which we live, through clothing and costume.
“I’ve always been interested in how our world works and in a lot of cases, how it doesn’t. Most of my projects are largely informed by current events, scientific breakthroughs, global concepts, anything that shapes our world and deserves examination. If I can take that information and present it in an interesting way then hopefully I’ve created something meaningful and engaging.” - Philip Rhys Matthews