Matt McClune, ‘Red Composition for Miami’, 2016, Renate Bender

Matt McClune was born in 1973 in Worcester, MA, USA. He lives and works in St. Romain, France.

Matt McClune has been living for several years in the gentle countryside of St. Romain in Burgundy. In accordance with the seasons arise completely different colour creations. In his studio the artist works on creating subtle nuances through many layers of translucent acrylic paint and pure pigments on various supports such as anodized aluminum or copper, or most recently plastic sheets. His paintings immerse the viewer in a completely unique world of color and light.

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About Matt McClune

In his paintings, Matt McClune embraces unconventional materials as a means of reinterpreting elements of Color Field and monochrome painting. McClune works by mixing his own thinned, translucent acrylic paints, which he applies in gestural washes to supports that include copper, aluminum, and plastic sheeting. His paints’ subtle gradations allow light to interact with the industrial materials beneath, a confluence that produces luminous effects. Though born in Massachusetts, McClune now resides in the Burgundy region of France. This setting has influenced his practice; many of the colors that appear in his paintings are inspired by the striking seasonal light changes that occur in the famous wine region.

American, b. 1973, Worchester, Massachusetts, based in St. Romain, France

Solo Shows

Santa Fe,
Matt McClune: Spacial Color Studies

Group Shows

Santa Fe,
The Sixth Sense

Fair History on Artsy

Peters Projects at Art Palm Springs 2017