2002 110401 Natal

8.50"W x 11.00"H x 0.0"D

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Matt O'Neill

Elmira Heights, NY

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: geometrica, line, bright, tropical, fish, nature, geographical, freeform, zen, abstract, geometric

Media: paper, pigment, marker, cotton, 32lb, liner

Size: 8.5"W x 11"H x 0.01"D

Year Created: 2018

Enjoying the reef at Praia Pipa south of Natal, Brazil, I encountered fishes with stripes of bold, amazing colour, and surprising regularity of pattern--which when I returned to my spot at the coffee court of the Natal Shopping (where I spent my days drawing), I sought to capture--here.

The grind and excitement of near-constant movement has given me a stormy and tense relationship to space, and to movement within that space. From walled-off Berlin, foggy Vienna, quaint Alpine villages, and myriad boxy American cities--each environment adding something subtle to my creations. I often pose the philosophical question--why would a thing need to represent another thing, if its own beauty in form should be recognized? I crave tension--seeking truth through examination of angles, trial--error, and the narrative that develops visually through the "indelibility" of contact between pen and paper.

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