Matt Connors

American, b. 1973

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Matt Connors

American, b. 1973

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Acknowledging the influence of Abstract Expressionism, Arte Povera, and Henri Matisse, Matt Connors also draws from language, music, and design to create paintings that seem simultaneously familiar and new. Foil (2011) for instance, evokes the crescent shapes and primary colors of Joan Miró, but with a confounding haziness described by one critic in Artforum as “somewhere between a bumpy sfumato and the signature spray of graffiti.” Using mostly raw canvases, Connors also produces Color Field-like works by pouring layers of paint into fabric like dye, or imprinting one wet canvas onto another. Clear modern influences notwithstanding, Connors describes his modestly scaled practice as “a kind of inward progression so that materials, processes, the studio, and my own actions have all started to qualify for me as origin points in and of themselves.”

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Biography

Acknowledging the influence of Abstract Expressionism, Arte Povera, and Henri Matisse, Matt Connors also draws from language, music, and design to create paintings that seem simultaneously familiar and new. Foil (2011) for instance, evokes the crescent shapes and primary colors of Joan Miró, but with a confounding haziness described by one critic in Artforum as “somewhere between a bumpy sfumato and the signature spray of graffiti.” Using mostly raw canvases, Connors also produces Color Field-like works by pouring layers of paint into fabric like dye, or imprinting one wet canvas onto another. Clear modern influences notwithstanding, Connors describes his modestly scaled practice as “a kind of inward progression so that materials, processes, the studio, and my own actions have all started to qualify for me as origin points in and of themselves.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
MoMA PS1
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
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