Artist

Matt Connors

Born in Chicago, 1973 and lives in New York, USA

Acknowledging the influence of Abstract Expressionism, Arte Povera, and Henri Matisse, Matt Connors also draws from language, music, and design to create paintings that seem simultaneously familiar and new. Foil (2011) for instance, evokes the crescent shapes and primary colors of Joan Miró, but with a confounding haziness described by one critic in Artforum as “somewhere between a bumpy sfumato and the signature spray of graffiti.” Using mostly raw canvases, Connors also produces Color Field-like works by pouring layers of paint into fabric like dye, or imprinting one wet canvas onto another. Clear modern influences notwithstanding, Connors describes his modestly scaled practice as “a kind of inward progression so that materials, processes, the studio, and my own actions have all started to qualify for me as origin points in and of themselves.”

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
You’ve Got to Know the Rules…to Break Them
Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz have selected a group of artists from their personal collection who have been...
01 Dec 2015 - 08 Oct 2016
de la Cruz Collection
Art Spaces
Herald St
Galleries in London
Canada
Galleries in New York
Karma
Galleries in New York