Matt Bilfield’s mixed media artworks constructed from wooden dowels anchored into architectural plywood are a fusion of pop art and contemporary three-dimensional design. His careful placement of each individually colored peg creates a pixelated representation of a single image, which emerges and changes shape depending on the angle from which we view it. This unique perspective allows us to interact with the artwork in new and unexpected ways.
This one-of-a-kind 23" wide, 23" tall and 3" deep artwork consists of individually colored dowels inserted and adhered to a smooth, contemporary architectural board. Matt Bilfield incorporated contrasting paint on some of the tips of the pegs, adding a further dimension to this unique artwork. It is wired and ready to hang. It is signed on one of the pegs on the bottom right of the artwork. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable US and worldwide shipping. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware are included.
Bilfield's artworks are an extension of his attachment to planned design concepts. He relates the idea of pixilation in his work to old television graphics, from the age before digital. In this framework Bilfield is intrigued by the constant change of the image as the viewer watches, inactively. This perpetual shifting of visual stimuli causes him to conceptualize artwork where the vantage point dictates the image and saturation of color, in turn activating the viewer. While the television has the screen framework as its boundary, he wants to extend that limit to the dimensions of the room itself.
He enjoys the challenge of getting the most functional and aesthetic impact out of design simplicity. In creating the subject matter for his work, his goal is to push the amount of emotion he’s able to portray using a methodical medium that forces him to make definitive color placement choices. Often times the placement of only a few pegs can directly affect the overall mood of each piece.
Mixed-media and sculptural artist Matt Bilfield lives and works in Los Angeles. Somewhat of a neat freak and minimalist who thrives on order and pragmatism, he is drawn to detail oriented, creative outlets to express his inner vision.
2016 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, CA
2016 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Krause Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Krause Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Scope Art Fair, New York, NY
2014 Krause Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Krause Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Noho Gallery, North Hollywood, CA
2011 Marble Arch Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Opera Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2009 Local Orbit, First Orbit, Beverly Hills, CA
2008 Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2008 Ghetto Gloss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Krause Gallery, It's In the Eyes, New York, NY
2008 Ghetto Gloss Gallery, 8teen, 000, Los Angeles, CA
Ripley Believe It or Not Museum
Signature: Signed on Front
About Matthew Bilfield
American, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States