Matthew Stone’s Healing With Wounds
Matthew Stone is an astral artist and all-out optimist. His abstract paintings, mystic jujitsu and alchemical tsunamis are spellbinding, subversive and serious all at once. We’re always awe-struck by his colorful chromatic brush strokes, relentless bursting blooms and prolific patterns peppered with social commentary and interdisciplinary gizmos. Like a latter-day de Kooning or Basquiat, Matthew makes us look, think, get antsy and feel happy at the same time. He is a virtuoso at producing swirling symbolism, vertiginous rhythm, painterly pep and vivid viscosities. In his newest oeuvre titled Healing With Wounds, he delivers delicious digital compositions of figurative forms fused with 3D sculptures and soothing hybrid shapes. Exploring ideas of interdependence, conflict, collaboration and symbiosis, his art is a meditation on artistic and humanistic amelioration, and speaks to the ideals and imperatives of racial reconciliation, socio-economic equality, aesthetic revival and gender issues. The paintings transport you to a cosmic place where composition and consciousness collide, where the mind’s eye and the external world converge, and remind us of the need to heal rather than hurt. We love Matthew Stone!
Healing With Wounds is part of Somerset House’s Utopian Voices Here & Now, on now until late August, 2016.
Images Courtesy of Matthew Stone