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Working It Out #P-S-00110 Drawing

Matt Woods

United States

Drawing, Ink on Paper

Size: 8 W x 11 H x 0.1 D in

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Sometimes I will take on a new, spontaneous character in the moment, simply to find a way in. An access point to begin a new creative exploration. Often times I am repulsed by my own ego, and what’s funny to me is that even when I”m trying on the skin of a new fictional character, my own ego is still right there, taunting me, making me feel ashamed for the sin of pride. I really DO think I’m the bees knees, and I am quite the showoff. I have thus far been unable to curb such artistic vanity and self indulgence, but if it helps you at all to know this about me, I am embarrassed by my own cheek. Ink pen and color pencil on paper. 1994. 11 x 8.

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Drawing:Ink on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:8 W x 11 H x 0.1 D in

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Matt Woods is a contemporary painter. His figurative and narrative works attempt to harness his own stream of consciousness towards images that reveal simple, universal stories of adversity and perseverance. In his abstract works, he sees himself as an archeologist of paint and process, repeatedly adding and subtracting layers to a variety of surfaces, hunting for visual splendor and order in the frantic discord. His work balances soft, careful mark making, often combined with violent, destructive processes, to achieve a result which mirrors his view that life is a marriage of exaltation and pain. The canvas materials Matt chooses are often reclaimed pieces of wood from structures that come with their own embedded histories, like an old, well-used easel found at a yard sale, or an abandoned skateboard ramp found in the middle of the desert. These ghosts that accompany the materials call out to have their stories influence the marks made by the artist, adding further buried layers of interest and complexity to the work.

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