Matt Devine, ‘21,000 MIles’, 2016, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

Matt Devine is self-taught metal sculpture artist based in California, USA. Devine began honing his metal fabrication skills in 1995 and transitioned to full-time sculpting in 2001. He is a master fabricator and sculptor of heavy metals such as steel, aluminum and bronze. Devine’s aesthetic is nonrepresentational and minimal, producing forms that are often improvised, highly expressive and organic in movement, an extension of his early years of performing live music. His use of color runs within the Pop Art genre - vibrant yellow, red and blue - to natural renditions of black, warm bronze and ethereal white. Repetition of form, placement and minimalistic patterns create a sense of balance and harmony in his art. Whether wall mounted or free standing, the use of shadow play is elemental in his overall composition, which is a delicate balance between control and chaos.

In 2013, Devine participated in 11 art exhibitions and art fairs and completed and installed two large-scale public works in Point Loma, California and Denver, Colorado. His creations can be found in private collections in locations ranging from Vancouver, Canada, Los Angeles California and New York, New York and international collections in Mexico, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong, China. Devine was born in Salem, Massachusetts and currently works and resides in Petaluma, California.

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About Matt Devine

Drawn to the immediacy, speed, and strength of working with metal, Matt Devine creates seemingly weightless and gravity-defying metal sculptures out of steel, aluminum, and bronze. Non-representational, the harmonious sculptures are characterized by clean lines in homage to mid-century Minimalism. Devine explains that the repetition of form, composition, and minimalistic patterns in his work “is about trying to remove as much as possible.” A self-taught artist who learned welding by constructing theater sets, he admits that each piece matches his intended design only about 95 percent. Although he strives for 100 percent, he enjoys the element of surprise that works its way in. Often times, his idea for the next sculpture originates in something interesting he sees in the discarded scraps of metal left behind from the previous one.

American, b. 1975, Salem, Massachusetts, United States, based in San Diego, CA, United States