Intaglios, collagraphs, monotypes printed on delicate Japanese papers, collaged over my own artist-
made papers are one aspect of my work; there are also mixed-media collages using colored pencils
over colored inks, and other materials.
Originating in just how far I could take "fortified" paint to the point of sculpture, I now incorporate objects that imply language directly into the surface so that the paintings are a hybrid of terrain and text.
Matthew C. Wilson is an artist working in a variety of media including installation, sculpture, video,
and site specific action; his work distills constellations extracted from entwined natural, historical,
cultural, and economic process.
Awareness of the vibrational nature of the universe informs every aspect of my work: gilded paintings with metal leaf, pigments, crystals and mother-of-pearl or digital prints of painted gouache mandalas.
My work deals with contemporary political issues such as consumerism, globalization and
international power relations through an examination of visual symbolic language such as
corporate logos, national flags, and product packaging.
I am a mixed media artist who isolates contemporary phenomena and illustrates it using a
mythical lens. My plastic tapestries, intimate sculptures and sewn collage create
landscapes imbued with elastic meaning.
Formally, my work is a study in abstract, complex, organic forms based on my childhood nightmares. I work predominantly with materials found in the waste stream like plastic bottles, junk mail & excess packaging.