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.
Using multiple media from the net to site installation, my work is conceptual and project based.
Iâ€™m interested in staging and visualizing the tension created when control and its release try to
coexist as a curated chaos.
What would Carl Andre do if he were part black? Or Ed Ruscha if he were raised bilingual?
The challenge of colliding the personal-is-political discourse with the legacy of conceptual and minimalist art practices is what motivates me.
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.
I am a multi-disciplinary artist creating socially minded projects that are deeply personal and
anthropologically rich. My projects work to foster connections between viewers and community
members, and to encourage dialogue.
In my paintings and painting installations, I rediscover and resurrect people I find in forgotten
photographs that I find at flea markets. This painting series references photos found on the wall of
a pizzeria of the workers after hours.
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.