My work is inspired by many different genres and form of art. I am drawn to busy textiles and contemporary graphic design and logo's. I am also very energized by living in the city and by being part of the hip hop culture. Most importantly, my involvement in graffiti over the years has influenced and informed my art and design more than anything else. American freight train graffiti is one of the last true folk arts being practiced today. My participation and respect for this form of expression is one of the biggest driving force behind my work.
I work with as many mediums as I can when I paint. I believe that combining different types of paints, enamels, textures and glazes can have a very desirable affect on a painting. The mystery and magic of examining any work of art and trying to decipher the meaning and methods is the biggest thrill for me. I work in series. Often I will have a few waves of different series going on at once. Usually an illustrative series and an entirely abstract series. This helps me cross-pollinate ideas from one discipline to the next. I intentionally work at various sized from very small panels to large mural productions. I have found that changing my pace and materials on a regular basis helps me keep a fresh perspective on my approach and content. The biggest thrill that I get from my participation in the fine art world is getting to know the people that I have always been inspired by, and the people that find my work inspirational. This cycle is crucial in the ever-fluctuating world of fine art.
Biography: Matt MWM ***** Born: 1980. Boston, Mass. paint, pixels, ink, aerosol - www.MWMgraphics.com Selected Solo Exhibitions: 02/2006 - "Graphic Endeavors 2" RED DOT GALLERY. Portland, Maine 12/2005 - "Trifecta" SANCTUARY. Portland, Maine 10/2005 - "Style 4 Miles" THE GRAY AREA. Gray, Maine 04/2005 - "Man Overboard" HIGHLAND ARTWORKS GALLERY. Portland, Maine 01/2005 - "Graphic Endeavors 1" HILLTOP CAFE. Portland, Maine 11/2003 - "History Lessons" CONTINENTAL CAFE. Acton, Mass. Selected Group Exhibitions: 02/2006 - "UNK Boardshow" UNKNOWN GALLERY. Salt Lake City, Utah 02/2006 - "Clown Art" UBU GALLERY. Portland, Maine 12/2005 - "Fresh Produce 05" GALLERY A.D. San Jose, California 12/2005 - "Holiday Sale" MECA. Portland, Maine 03/2005 - "Group Show" SANCTUARY. Portland, Maine Education: BFA : Graphic Design - Maine College of Art Currently working as a designer in advertising and print.
Country: United States
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