Matthew Swanson

Artwork

After G.T. Hartman

Matthew Swanson

After G.T. Hartman

Acrylic

15.75 x 19.75 in

$550.00

Duck Lake

Matthew Swanson

Duck Lake

Acrylic

18.75 x 25 in

$700.00

Lake View

Matthew Swanson

Lake View

Gouache

15.75 x 19.75 in

$550.00

Misty Dune

Matthew Swanson

Misty Dune

Gouache

16 x 17 in

$550.00

Primative Bald Head

Matthew Swanson

Primative Bald Head

Gouache

14 x 18 in

$550.00

Sunset #2, 2018

Matthew Swanson

Sunset #2, 2018

acrylic on canvas

12 x 12 in

$750.00

To The Beach, 2018

Matthew Swanson

To The Beach, 2018

acrylic on canvas

12 x 12 in

$750.00

Boogie Woogie

Matthew Swanson

Boogie Woogie

Acrylic Collage on Panel

24 x 24 in

$1,400.00

Path to the Lake I

Matthew Swanson

Path to the Lake I

gouache on paper

9 x 10 in

$660.00

Beach Day

Matthew Swanson

Beach Day

Gouache

14 x 18 in

$550.00

Dune from Space

Matthew Swanson

Dune from Space

Gouache

14.50 x 15.50 in

$500.00

Low Water

Matthew Swanson

Low Water

Acrylic

14 x 18 in

$550.00

Moon Shadow, 2018

Matthew Swanson

Moon Shadow, 2018

acrylic on canvas

12 x 12 in

$750.00

Rain Or Shine, 2018

Matthew Swanson

Rain Or Shine, 2018

mixed media collage

24 x 24 in

$1,000.00

The Long Walk

Matthew Swanson

The Long Walk

Acrylic

14 x 18 in

$550.00

Wind Bent Pine

Matthew Swanson

Wind Bent Pine

Acrylic

15 x 19 in

$550.00

Hall Tree

Matthew Swanson

Hall Tree

Acrylic Collage on Panel

48 x 24 in

$2,200.00

Path to the Lake II

Matthew Swanson

Path to the Lake II

gouache on paper

9 x 10 in

$660.00

Beyond, 2018

Matthew Swanson

Beyond, 2018

mixed media collage

12 x 12 in

$600.00

Duneland

Matthew Swanson

Duneland

Acrylic

15.75 x 19.75 in

$550.00

Macatawa, 2018

Matthew Swanson

Macatawa, 2018

mixed media collage

16 x 16 in

$750.00

Morning Walk

Matthew Swanson

Morning Walk

Acrylic

14 x 16 in

$550.00

State Park, 2018

Matthew Swanson

State Park, 2018

acrylic on panel

12 x 12 in

$750.00

The White House, 2018

Matthew Swanson

The White House, 2018

mixed media collage

12 x 12 in

$600.00

Windowseat

Matthew Swanson

Windowseat

Acryic

13.75 x 50 in

$900.00

Magic Carpet

Matthew Swanson

Magic Carpet

Acrylic Collage on Panel

48 x 24 in

$2,200.00

Sets in the West

Matthew Swanson

Sets in the West

Acrylic Collage on Panel

48 x 24 in

$2,200.00

Driftwood

Matthew Swanson

Driftwood

Acrylic

14 x 18 in

$550.00

Heavy Snow, 2018

Matthew Swanson

Heavy Snow, 2018

mixed media collage

12 x 12 in

$600.00

Midnight in Douglas

Matthew Swanson

Midnight in Douglas

Acrylic

25 x 25 in

$900.00

Mt. Baldhead

Matthew Swanson

Mt. Baldhead

Acrylic

23 x 23 in

$900.00

Sumac Grove

Matthew Swanson

Sumac Grove

Gouache

17.25 x 21.25 in

$600.00

Time And Again, 2018

Matthew Swanson

Time And Again, 2018

mixed media collage

24 x 24 in

$1,000.00

Black & White Stripe

Matthew Swanson

Black & White Stripe

Acrylic Collage on Panel

48 x 24 in

$2,200.00

Over The River

Matthew Swanson

Over The River

Acrylic

24 x 48 in

$1,300.00

Should Have Zigged

Matthew Swanson

Should Have Zigged

Acrylic Collage on Panel

24 x 24 in

$1,400.00

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Matthew Swanson
Statement: I consider myself to be a postmodern artist, primarily, and a student of those who came before me. I follow a line that begins with Cezanne and ends with the California landscape school. Along the way you will see traces of Kandinsky, the Fauves, Matisse. Marin, Diebenkorn and Hockney. They show up in my landscape paintings, but for the past few years I have begun using collage in the tradition of the Abstract Expressionists. Collage is a tool I use to bring the smaller landscapes into a larger format. It helps to simplify the forms and frees me from the trap of ‘local color’. Though more abstract, the landscape still lies beneath. And don’t get me started on Minimalism and flatness. To paraphrase Matisse (or the Fauves)- “It’s not everything, but its close.” Artist Bio: Matthew Frank Swanson was born November 1961 in Fremont, Michigan. A graduate of Fremont High School, Matt went on to study Studio Art and American Literature at Albion College, Michigan State, Kendall and Aquinas College; pursuing a BFA in in Sculpture with minors and in Painting and Art History. After college, Mr. Swanson worked for T.C. Downtown gallery in Grand Rapids, Art Express, and Chrysler Framing. He began his own framing gallery, Artwise, in 1994. Regrettably, Artwise closed in 2003 and Matt found himself in the picturesque community of Douglas/Saugatuck where he continued to show his work at The Kubiak Gallery and Mix Media Gallery. Currently works are on exhibition at the J. Petter Galleries in Douglas, Michigan. Mr. Swanson’s work can be found in private and corporate collections including Herman Miller, Steelcase, and Holland Hospital. Process: My work is improvisational. I start with an idea fragment and it takes its own path. Along the way I find that I become a problem solver while I try and wrangle the ideas back into some kind of form. I like to think that the pieces are a kind of musical expression with movement, syncopation, and popping color. At the end of the “process” I hope to find a convincing object.
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