Saturday, October 24, 2015

Toposcom by Matthew Mann

Background landscapes, birds and geometric patters are some of the elements of Mann's paintings. The UCM Gallery of Art & Design will exhibit in 2016, Toposcom by Matthew Mann. This exhibition includes a series of paintings with different layers. The viewer is left to speculate between the foreground and background to convey meanings. 

Matthew Mann obtained his degree in Fine Arts at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Mo in 1999 and his M.F.A. at the American University, Washington, DC. in 2002. Currently he is working as an adjunct professional lecturer of painting in the American University.


Toposcom by Matthew Mann

According to Taylor Champneys, Mann's process to construct art work, starts with what he might call his memory of one or more other works he has seen before. Mann's paintings include flat colors, solid shapes creating a classic graphic effect. "The spaces in Mann's paintings consist of a hand-ful of planes, each clearly defined from others, stacked to create the illusion of depth." Champneys said. 


Matthew Mann Studio
Photo by: The Studio Visit

In Matthew Mann's artist statement he describes the references that his paintings take. His paintings are based on fiction, myth and contradictions within the history of images and image making. His paintings explore the illogical, shifting meanings and contexts of art history in an effort to delay their linearity. He uses visual perception, pictorial strategies and the logic of images from different media, to let the viewers create unique interpretations of the painting. 

Matthew Mann Studio 
Photo by: The Studio Visit

What is your opinion about his work? Leave a comment! 


If you want to learn more about Matthew Mann, click on the links below: 

Matthew Mann Blog: http://mattstudioapparatus.blogspot.com/

Matthew Mann by Taylor Champneys http://thestudiovisit.com/matthew-mann/

Official website Matthew Mann http://matthewjmann.com/

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