Fluxus and Neo-Dada energy permeate my artistic world. Working with unusual materials, I combine a refined sense of design with found objects and surfaces. Cardboard, house paint, mixing trays, notebook paper, metallic and transparent papers are combined in an amalgam of support surfaces. Smaller canvases are joined together with the visual divisions of the canvas’ edges playing a compositional role. Form is continually deconstructed and revisited into sequential images. Cool and warm variations of the same colour splashes are juxtaposed with deliberate strokes and marks, mingling the intentional with the accidental.
Matt Schaefer (b.1979) is a painter living in Rapid City, South Dakota. Schaefer exhibits internationally, most recently in Matera, Italy, as part of the “Art Out of Category” exhibition. Matt has been featured in numerous museum exhibitions as well as publications. Matt actively participates as a guest artist and lecturer at regional universities.