Matthew Swanson

Matthew Swanson

Artwork

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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Artist
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

Ice On Lake Michigan, 2018
Matthew Swanson

Ice On Lake Michigan, 2018

mixed media collage

16 x 16 in

$750.00

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

Red Drama, 2018
Matthew Swanson

Red Drama, 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

Path to the Lake II
Matthew Swanson

Path to the Lake II

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

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

Path's End, 2018
Matthew Swanson

Path's End, 2018

acrylic on canvas

12 x 12 in

$750.00

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

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

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

Primative Bald Head
Matthew Swanson

Primative Bald Head

Gouache

14 x 18 in

$550.00

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

Over The River
Matthew Swanson

Over The River

Acrylic

24 x 48 in

$1,300.00

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

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

Rain Or Shine, 2018
Matthew Swanson

Rain Or Shine, 2018

mixed media collage

24 x 24 in

$1,000.00

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

Path to the Lake I
Matthew Swanson

Path to the Lake I

gouache on paper

9 x 10 in

$660.00

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