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For the those ive hurt an apology

Matthew Fitzke
Eagan, MN

About the Artist

Matthew Fitzke lives and works out of Eagan, MN and holds a B.A. in Graphic Design from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA. A graphic designer by trade, he took up painting on a whim a few years ago and in a short time grew passionate about it.

As a self-taught painter with little fine arts training, Matthew relies heavily on his natural artistic talents. His work has sharp, hard edges and features highly stylized forms that are derived from observing how light reacts to the objects around us. Fitzke describes his technique as “painting shadows.” He begins by sketching the subject …

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About the Artist

Matthew Fitzke lives and works out of Eagan, MN and holds a B.A. in Graphic Design from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA. A graphic designer by trade, he took up painting on a whim a few years ago and in a short time grew passionate about it.

As a self-taught painter with little fine arts training, Matthew relies heavily on his natural artistic talents. His work has sharp, hard edges and features highly stylized forms that are derived from observing how light reacts to the objects around us. Fitzke describes his technique as “painting shadows.” He begins by sketching the subject in a style that focuses on only the highlights, mid-tones and shadows. The result is an abstracted, highly stylized representation that still retains its identity despite having been simplified and reduced down to basic levels of light.

Fitzke’s work has appeared in multiple solo shows as well as group exhibitions in various venues in the Minneapolis Area including; Altered Esthetics Gallery, Moto-i, Level Salon and The Loft @ Bar Fly.

Artist’s Work

For the those ive hurt an apology
Matthew fitzke

For The Those I've Hurt (An Apology)

By Matthew Fitzke

No2
Matthew fitzke

No.2

By Matthew Fitzke

Lovesick lonely lost
Matthew fitzke

Lovesick, Lonely, Lost

By Matthew Fitzke

No17
Matthew fitzke

No.17

By Matthew Fitzke

The embrace i
Matthew fitzke

The Embrace I

By Matthew Fitzke

No18
Matthew fitzke

No.18

By Matthew Fitzke

Breathe 2
Matthew fitzke

Breathe

By Matthew Fitzke

I wanna be adored
Matthew fitzke

I Wanna Be Adored

By Matthew Fitzke

Seduction
Matthew fitzke

Seduction

By Matthew Fitzke

The embrace ii
Matthew fitzke

The Embrace II

By Matthew Fitzke

The dancer
Matthew fitzke

The Dancer

By Matthew Fitzke

Held her when she didnt care
Matthew fitzke

Held Her When She Didn't Care

By Matthew Fitzke

Selected Exhibitions

  • MERGE - RAWartists.org Art Event
    Minneapolis, MN, 2015
  • Moti-i Spring Art Show
    Minneapolis, MN, 2013
  • Matthew Fitzke - "TWO" - Solo Show - Level Salon
    Minneapolis, MN, 2012
  • Pancakes and Booze Art Show - Shows #1-5
    Minneapolis, MN, 2011
  • Matthew Fitzke - "ONE" - Solo Show - Altered Esthetics
    Minneapolis, MN, 2011

Press and Accolades

  • http://blogs.citypages.com/dressingroom/2011/05/matthew_fitzke_one_maude_salon.php
    March 13, 2011

Education

  • Morningside College, BA - Graphic Design
    Sioux City, IA,2003