Matthew Simmonds is a sculptor whose work is truly at the crossroads of stonemasonry and conceptual art. Based in Copenhagen, he digs into white rough stones for architectural volumes, abstract ones, or low reliefs that mix various influences and evoke Etruscan, Greek, Buddhist art. This mingling happens to create a hybrid style which truly captivates the eye. It usually takes him about three weeks to carve a stone, but his longest work to date has taken 9 months to achieve. The finesse of his work is disturbing, and that impression is reinforced by the contrast formed with the raw material of the stone.