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About Matthew

Baltimore City

I was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts in 1970. Raised in Phoenix, Arizona until I was 10 or 11, then spent the remainder of my youth south of Ketchum, Idaho. When I was able to, in my early twenties, moved to Seattle, Washington, on my own and in pursuit of Art School. Quickly realizing that I could not afford schooling, I started to teach myself photography through books and experimentation. After working with photographers such as Lance Mercer and Charles Peterson as a photo-assistant, I began to... more

Collage

Collage works with mixed media on paper.

  • Via

    Cigarettes/Mixed Media on Canvas 35x44.5x5 inches
  • Via (Detail)

    Mixed Media on Canvas 36x44.5x5
  • Untitled

    Burned Paper (Cigarettes), Mixed Media on Paper. 18x24 inches.
  • Untitled

    Burned Paper (Cigarettes), Mixed Media on Paper. 18x24 inches.
  • Untitled

    Burned Paper (Cigarettes), Mixed Media on Paper. 18x24 inches.
  • Still There

    Cigarette butts, Burned paper on Paper. 19x24 inches.
  • Untitled

    Photographic collage, Watercolor, Coffee, Wood on paper. 19x24 inches.
  • Untitled

    Photographic collage, Watercolor, Coffee on Paper. 19x24 inches.
  • Untitled

    Photographic collage, Gold and Copper leaf, Acrylic, Tape on Paper. 19x24 inches.

Polaroids from Egypt

In March 2010, I spent 3 weeks in Egypt. Starting in Giza and then traveling west, through the Great Sand Sea, to Siwah, near the Lybian border. Some of these images were used in the "painting" Desert Butterfly and others will be incorporated into a, or several other "paintings" in the future.

Works

This is where the "paintings" originated and began to evolve. Themes include loss and finding. Reconnection.

  • Talking with Mariah

    Polaroid Type Sx-70, 600/Mixed Media on Canvas
  • Fo To Wait

    Polaroid Type Sx-70/Mixed Media on Canvas
  • Looking for John

    Polaroid Type Sx-70/Mixed Media on Canvas
  • In Between

    Polaroid Type 600 Black and White/Mixed Media on Canvas
  • Untitled (Carry)

    Polaroid Type Sx-70/Mixed Media on Canvas
  • Since

    Polaroid Type Sx-70/Mixed Media on Canvas
  • Bethel

    Polaroid Type Sx-70/Mixed Media on Canvas
  • From Follow

    Polaroid Type Sx-70/Mixed Media on Canvas
  • Everything

    Polaroid Type Sx-70/Mixed Media on Canvas
  • Pegasus

    Polaroid Type Sx-70/Mixed Media on Canvas

Works

These works proceed my current work and show how the "paintings" began to develop, thus. Themes include dreams, family and travels.

Recent Works

These "Paintings" consist of Polaroid images photographed then put through a process of unmasking the white border and then etched upon (like the birds in Matter the Sky) and/or ink transfers placed directly to the canvas and then "burned" into the emulsion (like Internal Tattooing). The body of work has an emphasis on travels and childhood nostalgia.

  • Matter the Sky

    Polaroid Type Sx-70/Mixed Media on Canvas.
  • The Ladder is Up

    Polaroid Type Sx-70, 600, 600 Black and White/Mixed Media on Canvas. Commissioned by the House of Ruth MD.
  • 11

    Polaroid Type Sx-70, 600, 600 Black and White/Mixed Media on Canvas.
  • This Is Your Map

    Polaroid Type Sx-70, 600, 600 Black and White/Mixed Media on Canvas. (Diptych)
  • It Smells Like a Mirage In Here

    Polaroid Type Sx-70, 600 Black and White/Mixed Media on Canvas.
  • Internal Tattooing

    Polaroid Type Sx-70/Mixed Media on Canvas.
  • Mild Service

    Polaroid Type 600/Mixed Media on Canvas.
  • Call if your nearby

    Polaroid Type Sx-70, 600, 600 BW, Mixed Media on Canvas. 17.5x24.5 inches.
  • Matters of the well

    Polaroid Type Sx-70, 600, 600 BW, Mixed Media on Canvas. 21x28 inches.
  • Desert Butterfly

    Polaroid Type Sx-70, 600, 600 Black and White, Tz/ Cigarette Butts/Mixed Media on Canvas. 45.5x65.5 inches

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