Discover the "Famous Faces" of Oklahoma artist, Matthew R. Paden.
The Savvy Artist will be doing a "live painting" demonstration at Carpe Artem Gallery in Oklahoma City on Friday, November 6th from 5 PM to 8 PM.
1104 NW 30th St. Oklahoma City 73118
Stop by meet the artist, ask questions and discover some of his Spontaneous Realism portraits available now at the gallery until December 31st.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Matthew R. Paden is an award-winning contemporary abstract artist living in Oklahoma with his beautiful wife and daughter, Matt's larger-than-life pieces astonish in both private and public exhibits.
Specializing in Spontaneous Realism, The Savvy Artist often uses vivid and expressive colors with lots
of palette knife texture to create the strikingly evocative acrylic pieces.
From his atmospheric “Utopia” series, to the eminently realistic “Famous Faces”, Matt masterly captures the subtlest of emotions and delicate moody intricacies.
Despite his diverse choice of subjects, Matt’s body of work is united in its ability to evoke emotion and awe in the viewer, with precise details etched amongst broad yet perfectly executed brushstrokes.
"Quietly observing the chaos around me; I’m fascinated by the simplicity, yet the overall complexities of the world.
With diverse influences as Elton John and Clint Eastwood, my "Famous Faces," Spontaneous Realism series juxtapositions representational art with fluidity and vulnerability apparent in abstract-expressionism. Splashes of vivid color along with dynamic brushwork fuse vigorous combinations synthesized from opaque and transparent layers enhanced into a prestige manifesto.
By reconnoiter the relentless credo of Pop-culture and the emotional reminiscence of celebrity icons from decades past. Only leaving a sense of decadence and the chance for a new understanding. As momentary derivatives become static through emergent and various practice, the keen observer is left with a subtle clue to cultures that are fading away."
- Matthew R. Paden, 2019
You can learn more about why I paint here: https://www.savvypalette.com/post/why-do-i-paint