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Angel F. Matamoros

Angel F. Matamoros

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  • Artist Statement

    I’m drawn to surfaces that tell a story, to the power of color, texture and energetic gestures.My work disassembles and re-arranges images inspired by places I have a special connection with, poems and books I’ve read as well as nature. While I give the paintings titles, it’s my hope that people will connect with my art in reflection of their own story.After making several sketches with either color pencils, chalk and sometimes crayons, I move on to the canvas or panel. The work is a combination of thick paint layers and numerous thin glazes. Sometimes a collage element or typographic detail is added.I begin my paintings with a specific goal in mind. A majority of the time, the work takes it’s own surprising direction. Once finished I usually discover what drove me to it in the first place.
  • Resume

    Nan Rae Gallery, Burbank, Calif. "80 Minutes in History," Graphic works, Oct., 2011City Art Works - 701 Main Street, Minden, La. "A Contrast of Art" - Sept 6th - Oct 31st, 2011Childhood's End Gallery, Olympia, Washington, August 21 - September 27, 2009. Blake Flynn, oil on board, Angel F. Matamoros, acrylic and mixed-media.Madera Gallery, Tacoma, Washington, August 1 - September 12, 2009. Flux, featuring paintings by Angel Matamoros.Onda Gallery, Portland, Oregon, April 30 - May 26, 2009. Abstractions: Paintings by Angel Matamoros, sculptures by Joel HeidelAuburn City Hall Galleries, Auburn, Washington, February 2 - February 27, 2009. Exhibition by Angel Matamoros and Susanne Werner.Madera Gallery, Tacoma, Washington, August - September 2008. Apophenia: The spontaneous perception of connections and meaningfulness in unrelated phenomena.

    Arts Walk XXXVI, Olympia, Washington, Spring 2008Arts Walk XXXV, Olympia, Washington, Fall 2007De Colores Gallery, Olympia, Washington, Winter - Spring 2006Tully's Coffee, Old Town, Tacoma, Washington, Winter 2006Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington, Winter 2006Art on Center Gallery group exhibition, Tacoma, Washington, 2005-06Arts Walk XXII, Olympia, Washington, Spring 2001Arts Walk XXI, Olympia, Washington, Spring 2000Capitol Theater, Olympia, Washington, Summer 2000
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