Famous Faces: Make An Appearance At Carpe Artem Gallery In Oklahoma City...


"Beautiful Mind" by Matthew R. Paden

Award-winning, Oklahoma artist, Matthew R. Paden announced today that his Spontaneous Realism series “Famous Faces” was chosen to participate in a six-month exhibition at the Carpe Artem Gallery in Oklahoma City, OK.

Paden is a professional, award-winning, American artist who is known for his vivid colors, brash brush strokes, and dynamic texture. His distinctive personal style emanates an expression from chaotic angst to peace and harmony. His larger-than-life pieces dazzle in both private and public displays.

Artist, Matthew R. Paden

His strong passion for the arts took hold at the tender age of five, and never let go...

Following his soul's unrelenting voice, the artist was honored in 1997 with a first place award in the state of Oregon Congressional Art Competition.

His painting "Victory Touchdown" went on to be displayed in the Nation's Capitol for a year.

Carpe Artem, selected Paden's vivid, abstract portraits via his Instagram page @savvypalette as one of their premier artists to show during their grand opening taking place beginning June, 2020.

The series focuses on iconic portraits from the sixties, seventies, and eighties.

"Technicolor Tessie" by Matthew R. Paden

With influences as diverse as Elton John and Clint Eastwood, "Famous Faces," juxtapositions representational art with the fluidity and vulnerability of abstract-expressionism.

As momentary derivatives become frozen through emergent, and various exercise, the viewer is left with a subtle clue to cultures that are fading away...

​​Learn more about the artist, and his series at www.savvypalette.com.

Paden, lives with his wife, and daughter in southwest Oklahoma and he creates his evocative body of work from his home studio. He has been an artist for 24-years.

Regarding this art show, the artist stated, “I am very pleased and gratified to have been chosen by the Carpe Artem Gallery to participate in their grand opening. It is a pleasure when my work catches the eyes of other art professionals."

Carpe Artem Gallery has recently refurbished and updated their venue. The modern gallery will soon have announcements on their new summer art series which will showcase innovative craftsmanship from a select group of artists. Carpe Artem is located at 1104 NW 30th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73118. – Tel. (405) 358-7127

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The Savvy Artist

Starting my artistic journey in 1997, the desire to create art that I attained soon became an unyielding obligation to myself to explore the inner mechanism of my creative consciousness.


From small sketches to large scale projects, my art is a highly-personal reflection of myself.

I’ve been lucky enough to have participated in many collaborative projects, as well as exhibiting in a solo capacity, which has solidified my reputation in the art world.


If you would like to find out more about my process, get in touch.

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