46.00"W x 54.00"H x 1.5"D

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Matt Allen


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: modern art, abstract art

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 46"W x 54"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2016

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With my paintings, I’ve focused on large abstract pieces that are often connected with reality in some way either through specific photographs or the general metaphor of a landscape or seascape. The techniques I use are inspired by Gerhard Richter first developed the idea of "abstrakt bild" by using large tools to apply paint and scrape it away as layers are built up over time. You can see this in the gestural creation in each painting, but there is also a great deal of structure and balance of both shape and color. This piece reminds me of a summer evening outside, under the shade. Lots of bright colors and bold shadows playing around. It has a lot of depth and texture. Please get in touch if you want to see more detailed photos up close.

I'm a San Francisco, CA based artist and typically focus on doing large scale abstract art. I've been fortunate to have had a number of shows in the past year, including one at Sotheby's, and I'm very happy to be supporting my friend Ethan from UVA as he launches this great company, which fulfills a definite need in the marketplace for artists.

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