abstract/modern

MATT ALEXIS

biography

Born 1970   Kassel, Germany                                      

Studio: National City, CA
Resides: San Diego, CA

EDUCATION

Massachusetts College of Art 1993-1996
The Museum School of Boston 1991-1992

SHOWS

Solo Show Gallery 825, 2009 Los Angeles, CA
Group Show Gallery 825, 2008 Los Angeles, CA
Group Show Gallery 825, 2006 Los Angeles, CA
Group show Gallery Thirty Sixty, 2006 San Diego, CA
Group Show the Third Gallery, 2006 Amsterdam
Group Show Gallery Fresh, 2005 San Diego, CA
Group Show Gallery Thirty Sixty, 2005 San Diego, CA
Group Show Gallery 825 Bergamot Station Annex, 2005 Santa Monica, CA
Solo Show Gallery 825 Bergamot Station Annex, 2004 Santa Monica, CA
Solo Show the Art Department, 2004 San Diego, CA
Solo Show Massachusetts College of Art Tower Gallery, 1996 Boston, MA
Group Show Massachusetts College of Art Student Gallery, 1995 Boston, MA
Group Show Massachusetts College of Art Student Gallery, 1994 Boston, MA

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Pablo Ruiz, San Diego, CA
Ethan Felleman, Boston, MA
Neville Craw, Atlanta, GA            
Matt Forderer, San Diego, CA
Gabriel Reed, Kansas City, MO
Jeremy Zulaskie, Washington DC
Peggy Weir, San Diego, CA
Nathan Phelps, San Francisco, CA
Gayle Henry, San Diego, CA
George Loftland, San Diego, CA

artist statement

Dimensional, sculptural, color tapestries, Matthew Alexis’s work forges new ground into the experimentation and utilization of non-traditional painting techniques. His work celebrates and realizes the extreme plastic possibilities and physical diversity of acrylic paint.  Circuitry, textile, architecture and quilt making all seem to converge into a colorful amalgamation of pure elastic pattern.  Alexis weaves his paint into tableaus of harmonious color vibration, as if a loom weaving yarn into a textile.  Each painting seems to harken the viewer to ask questions about the physical makeup of the painted surface.  The extreme sculptural nature of his paintings gives the illusion of an underling structure, wherein actuality paint is the only element in his work.  The dimensional paint in his work is characterized by the use of copious amounts of paint which rise off the flat picture plane, in the form of “paint ribbons.”   With paint actually rising up off the canvas a true third dimension is achieved and the paint takes on a structural as well as expressive quality.  The result is a painting that visually captures the viewer from a variety of nontraditional viewing angles.

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