Through art, the world is able to overcome religious and cultural differences to reach a more universal understanding of ourselves and the need for a more peaceful interaction with each other. To appreciate art one does not need to understand the artist, language, or their views. One only needs to open their mind to the experience of the artwork and the limitless possible meanings that the viewer will find. Regardless of the artists intent, the viewer has the final decision as to the meaning and validity of the message. Through my work, I attempt to convey my understanding and views of the world that surrounds me. Whether it is a statement of self persecution, our purpose in this world, the inherent evils of man, or simply a statement of harmony and beauty, my work is totally subject to the viewers interpretation. In this way, art never out grows its audience but rather evolves with them. This ability to touch everyone regardless of age, gender, culture, religion, or even time is what intrigues me to continue with my ramblings of art.
Biography: The works of popular fantasy artist, Matt Hughes, have appeared in numerous publications such Realms of Fantasy Magazine, Spectrum 10, Magical Blend Magazine, White Wolf Publishing, Heavy Metal Magazine, Mystique Magazine, Z-Man Games, Alternative Games, Wizard Magazine, and Chaos! Comics, just to name a few. Earlier this year, Matt’s illustration, Boudicca, appeared on the cover of a greeting card set given out to the cast and crew at the Lord of the Rings After Oscar Party. In March, Matt’s art book, Metamorphosis: The Art of Matt Hughes, published by MG Publishing/SQP, reached the 21,000+ mark in international sales. Recently, Matt was chosen as a Gallery Winner in the Society of Illustrators LA art competition. He is currently signed on with Tree-Free, an international greeting card company, as well as Wireless Developer, an international wireless phone screen developer and distributor. In late 2004, Matt was inducted into The Society of Illustrators located in New York.
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