Places I've Never Been, Matt Flint, oil, alkyd and pencil on canvas, 35"x29"
Matt Flint of Lander is one of the six Wyoming artists featured at the Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship Exhibit at the State Museum Nov. 5-Jan. 9. Come meet Leah and the rest of the artists at the museum's opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Here's more about Matt:
Artist Statement – Matt Flint
My paintings are about the rhythms of the natural world. Ideas of memory, fragility, and interconnectedness traverse the work. The imagery I use consists of glyphs, semi-abstracted plants, animals, and figures that inhabit an atmospheric “landscape” divided by simple geometric shapes.
Earthy colors, repeated patterns, and marks intermingle with hidden images to form layers of meaning. Rich textures, scratched and weathered surfaces, and subtle light qualities come from months of intuitively working and reworking the surfaces. No preliminary sketches are made; every thought is worked out directly on the piece, forming a roadmap of the creative process.
The resulting work is an encouragement to slow down and listen to our surroundings.