Matt Neuman is an American artist, currently living in Brooklyn and working full time in his Bronx studio. In 2011 Matt received an Master of Fine Art (MFA) from Boston University.
“Mono print is that shaded zone in my artistic identity Venn diagram that emerges between painting and printmaking: The processes give me the freedom to push painterly chaos within the design structure of printmaking. I embrace repetition, but my interest has never been in producing editioned print runs. Instead my process mines printmaking for its repeatability then squeezes it for variety in the pursuit of unique finished works.
My explorations are focused on basic geometric interactions where color is the primary protagonist in the work. The compositions are born from my basic need and instinctive tendency to leverage geometry as a way to organize information and make sense of space. As a platform, geometry supports my wide-ranging artistic tangents and forays inspired by a host of other interests. Influences like physics, origami, space-time, and the infinite have crept into my thoughts and have been guides in the pursuit of pointed spatial experience.
Most of my finished works do not come from a single printed page: Instead, many are collaged together using distinct printed pieces that are alike in composition but unique in color and surface. This provides me with the aesthetic freedom to build outward with limitless variety and scale, discovering new compositions while exploring the ever-changing relationship between part and whole.”
2011, Boston University MFA, Boston, MA
2007, Skidmore College: BA, Saratoga Springs, NY