Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Discovered on the streets of DC.......




As my son and I were leaving a Georgetown restaurant in 1995, a blaze of color caught our eyes. To see Matt Sesow's paintings is to share in a bit of his reality. A landing airplane hit and severed his left arm at the age of eight, forcing him to become right handed. The physical and emotional pain of the trauma has left a clear mark on Matt's work. In 1994, at the age of 28, he began painting. His titles, such as "Painting by Remembers", "Lost Luggage", "Alone in Death", and "Sucker Punch", are more than subtle hints of the turmoil he has experienced. He views painting as a way to communicate his emotions and experiences in an immediate and powerful manner. He talks of "punching" the paint on his surface, and the turbulence it creates grabs at the viewer, never quite letting go. Bold backgrounds, angry and averted orange eyes, or friendly blue ones, heavily outlined figures not able to stay within the confines of the canvas, are all hallmarks of his style. Nowadays Matt's interest is in painting day to day life and and commenting on the news, which he does with considerable charm and wit. Three early pieces illustrating this blog, are now available for sale through http://www.artbrut.com
Little Buddy, Picking Daisies, and Turndown (Almsman)

6 comments:

Kathy said...

Such powerful work!! Brings tears to my eyes...I guess...I connect on some level to his pain!! His work is wonderful! Thank you for sharing it with us!

TMNK said...

Kathy - Man, I really dig what dude is doing here. Glad I stopped by for some inspiration. Thats what we must do, turn our pain into something positive.

gari said...

tres interessant cet art brut , merci !
je suis autodidacte , et je visite des blogs d'art pour voir ce qui se fait ailleurs , celà m'aide à comprendre ma peinture ;

cordialement ,

Gari

Beverly Kaye said...

Merci de votre commentaire ! J'aime l'art autodidactic et aurais plaisir à voir votre travail. Où est-il signalé ? Beverly

gari said...

merci de votre réponse , en francais ,si je pouvais avoir votre avis sur mon travail autodidacte celà m'aiderai , voici le lien :
http://art-gari.blogspot.com/

mais vous pouvez aussi cliquer sur mon pseudo , il apparaitra ;

gari

Anonymous said...

This iS arT..
i feeL hiS paiN 2