Piece description from the artist
A Surrealist Figurative work based on the famous Jazz singer Billie Holiday. This unique Surrealist piece captures her singing spirit and distinct persona as well as her physical presence. The work was done in; Oil Pastel, Gouache, & Acrylic on Wood Panel.
"Modern, Modern Advanced, & High Art Painter || Artist" Matthew Zedler
Being from a European family (German || Swiss || French), I came into this world surrounded by people with great passions (and careers) in the fine arts. Given my surrounding family, I was able to discover the importance of movements like the "Bauhaus" and other modern and metaphysical art theory early on. I am passionate about working from and evolving these wonderful art theories and equally creating brand new art forms.
As you peruse some of my artwork today, please keep in mind that this is but a snapshot of the over 3,500 paintings and sketches completed since the late 1990's. You will quickly notice a wide range of art styles and deliveries. This is due to several decades of study and delivery in multiple modern classic, modern evolved, and high-art delivery forms. More than anything else, it is my desire to show you a snapshot of my an innate ability to devise, extract, and create virtually anything I can visualize in my mind.
Modern to Contemporary Art Repertoire:
Linear-Geometric Composition & Abstraction
Color Field Painting & Linear-Geometric Advanced Color Fields
Modern | Avant-Garde Figuratives
Abstract Expressive Art
Biological & Science Based Abstraction
Creation of Multiple New Modern Art Forms
Formal Training and Mentoring:
30+ years of hands-on mentoring || guidance from a lifetime "European Master Painter & Artist"
10+ Years of Bauhaus || Monmartre || Montparnasse || 1950's New York School Theoretical Study
10,000+ Studio work hours (Since 1997)
Over 60 shows || Installations (Since 2005)
Over 3,000 Finished works || Paintings & sketches (since 1999)
Academic training from: U.W. || U.T. || Arrowmont School of Arts
Youth academic training || Competition || Awards in 3D art
In collections throughout the U.S.A. and abroad