12/11/2013 06:45 pm ET Updated Feb 10, 2014

Matt Arbuckle on the ImageBlog

'Indoor Ciggies' 2013, Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 25cm
Upcoming exhibition: 'Paintings Make Paintings' at PAULNACHE, January 2014.

Indoor Ciggies is a reference to been allowed to smoke inside bars and houses in Berlin, when I first arrived in Berlin I was amazed at how normal it was to smoke indoors. Every bar had a thick haze of smoke that would form a strange sense of space in the room.