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Geometric compositional v

Matthew Zedler
Marshall, NC

About the Artist

If a piece is to be truly brought to life, and therefore made “vibrant”, it contains fingerprints from all aspects of being; the intellectual, the emotional, and the spiritual….

I have always maintained a special affinity for the early 20th century modern abstract painters and more precisely, the geometric abstract artists. Wassily Kandinsky, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Paul Cezanne, Jean Metzinger, and many others. My art passion is to continue to forge ahead (with their passions deeply within mind), and pursue my own unique flavor of intellectually and spiritually …

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About the Artist

If a piece is to be truly brought to life, and therefore made “vibrant”, it contains fingerprints from all aspects of being; the intellectual, the emotional, and the spiritual….

I have always maintained a special affinity for the early 20th century modern abstract painters and more precisely, the geometric abstract artists. Wassily Kandinsky, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Paul Cezanne, Jean Metzinger, and many others. My art passion is to continue to forge ahead (with their passions deeply within mind), and pursue my own unique flavor of intellectually and spiritually derived abstract and geometric abstract works. My promise to my patrons is to always be reminiscent and respectful of the fathers (and mothers) of these amazing modern geometric works.

Additionally to this, I also possess a fantastic admiration for a subsequent and equally important evolution/revolution in modern abstract and related geometric fine art. This was an era in which color was king, along with form and geometry. I am talking about the 1940’s through 1960’s and artists like: Mark Rothko, William de Kooning, Josef Albers, Jackson Pollack, and others.

This was a great period for modern art as well, containing a special evolution in color and compositional boldness that was absolutely unseen prior. Many of these artists employed a methodology known as “Color Field Painting”, which was fully brought to fame in the 1950′s.

It will be my ongoing journey to continue to put forth superior, high quality, conceptually driven and derived works from the “Color Field Painting” art genre. Within this special grouping, I will continue to push the envelope of: Soft, Medium and Hard Edge Geometric Color Field Painting, pushing the work well beyond what has already been created. Always and foremost, ~ with my own unique and very personal artistic stamp ingrained upon them.

The exact path for evolutionary art is an unknown, but it is both humbling and exciting to forge in that direction with "creating the uncreated" as my artistic paradigm. Given that, there is no doubt that it will have been greatly inspired from the progression of modern and modern geometric artists that forged the path before me.

If over time I can somehow stimulate the visual wonders of the mind, and inject more intelligent beauty into this world, …then I will have accomplished all of my goals.

Carpe Diem-

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Artist’s Work

El regreso de los toros d
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El Regreso de los Toros (d.)

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Chile peppers a go go
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Chile Peppers A Go-Go

By Matthew Zedler

Schools out 1
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School's Out #1

By Matthew Zedler

Life at the blue bar 5
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Life at the Blue Bar #5

By Matthew Zedler

Panacea pour lame 4
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Panacea Pour l’âme #18

By Matthew Zedler

Gcs ix
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GCS IX

By Matthew Zedler

Tranquility lost
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Tranquility Lost

By Matthew Zedler

Color in motion
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Color in Motion

By Matthew Zedler

Incoming 2
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Incoming

By Matthew Zedler

Quad fields
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Quad Fields

By Matthew Zedler

No way out
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No Way Out

By Matthew Zedler

Horizons i
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Horizons I

By Matthew Zedler

Abstract 40
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Abstract #40

By Matthew Zedler

Schools out 5
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School's Out #5

By Matthew Zedler

Open swim
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Open Swim

By Matthew Zedler

Core values
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Core Values

By Matthew Zedler

Salsa party
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Salsa Party

By Matthew Zedler

Visual fixation
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Visual Fixation

By Matthew Zedler

And so it begins
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And So It Begins

By Matthew Zedler

Twins 3
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Twins

By Matthew Zedler

Cecelia
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Cecelia

By Matthew Zedler

Geometric compositional v
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Geometric Compositional V

By Matthew Zedler

Panacea pour lame 6
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Panacea Pour l’âme #6

By Matthew Zedler

Southwest geo
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Southwest Geo

By Matthew Zedler

Panacea pour lame 29
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Panacea Pour l’âme #33

By Matthew Zedler

Sea life 6
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Sea Life #6

By Matthew Zedler

El regreso de los toros a
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El Regreso de los Toros (a.)

By Matthew Zedler

El regreso de los toros b
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El Regreso de los Toros (b.)

By Matthew Zedler

El regreso de los toros b 2
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El Regreso de los Toros (c.)

By Matthew Zedler

Chilled vision
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Chilled Vision

By Matthew Zedler

See life iii
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See Life III

By Matthew Zedler

Abstract 43
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Abstract #43

By Matthew Zedler

Schools out 3
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School's Out #3

By Matthew Zedler

Schools out 6
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School's Out #6

By Matthew Zedler

Building blocks
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Building Blocks

By Matthew Zedler

Eye of the beholder 2
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Eye of the Beholder

By Matthew Zedler

Geometric compositional series iii
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Geometric Compositional Series III

By Matthew Zedler

Geometric compositional series iv
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Geometric Compositional Series IV

By Matthew Zedler

Geometric compositional series ii
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Geometric Compositional Series II

By Matthew Zedler

Panacea pour lame 3
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Panacea Pour l’âme #3

By Matthew Zedler

Panacea pour lame 26
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Panacea Pour l’âme #26

By Matthew Zedler

Panacea pour lame 28
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Panacea Pour l’âme #34

By Matthew Zedler

New growth 2
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New Growth

By Matthew Zedler

Life at the blue bar 4
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Life at the Blue Bar #4

By Matthew Zedler

Southwest casa
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Southwest Casa

By Matthew Zedler

Abstract 38
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Abstract #38

By Matthew Zedler

Redheaded woman in distress
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Redheaded Woman in Distress

By Matthew Zedler

Gcs v
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GCS VIII

By Matthew Zedler

Abstract 46
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Abstract #46

By Matthew Zedler

Abstract 47
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Abstract #47

By Matthew Zedler

Abstract 48
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Abstract #48

By Matthew Zedler

Abstract 45
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Abstract #45

By Matthew Zedler

Abstract 41
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Abstract #41

By Matthew Zedler

Abstract 37
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Abstract #37

By Matthew Zedler

The color green
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The Color Green

By Matthew Zedler

Seafoam stratum
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Seafoam Stratum

By Matthew Zedler

Panacea pour lame 1
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Panacea Pour l’âme #1

By Matthew Zedler

A complicated life
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A Complicated Life

By Matthew Zedler

Gcs vii
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GCS VII

By Matthew Zedler

Panacea pour lame 27
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Panacea Pour l’âme #27

By Matthew Zedler

Natures push
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Nature's Push

By Matthew Zedler

Orient express
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Orient Express

By Matthew Zedler

Elizabeth 2
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Elizabeth

By Matthew Zedler

Billie 3
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Billie

By Matthew Zedler

Soylent blues
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Soylent Blues

By Matthew Zedler

Violet 3
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Violet

By Matthew Zedler

Panacea pour lame 30
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Panacea Pour l’âme #30

By Matthew Zedler

Desert moon
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Desert Moon

By Matthew Zedler

Abstract 42
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Abstract #42

By Matthew Zedler

Abstract 36
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Abstract #36

By Matthew Zedler

Life at the orange bar
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Life at the Orange Bar

By Matthew Zedler

Panacea pour lame 14
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Panacea Pour l’âme #14

By Matthew Zedler

Coming together
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Coming Together

By Matthew Zedler

Color fields
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Color Fields

By Matthew Zedler

Color change
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Color Change

By Matthew Zedler

Sofie 2
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Sofie

By Matthew Zedler

Horizons ii
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Horizons II

By Matthew Zedler

Terra firma
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Terra Firma

By Matthew Zedler

Gcs vi
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GCS #VI

By Matthew Zedler

Gcs 1
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GCS #1

By Matthew Zedler

Panacea pour lame 32
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Panacea Pour l’âme #35

By Matthew Zedler

Selected Exhibitions

  • Nelson Fine Art Center
    Johnson City, TN, 2013
  • NewZart Gallery & Studio
    Marshall, NC, 2013
  • Hotel Indigo
    Asheville, NC, 2012
  • Madison County Arts Councel
    Marshall, NC, 2011
  • North Carolina Visitors Center
    Mars Hill, NC, 2010

Press and Accolades

  • Asheville Arts Council Press Release: http://ashevillearts.com/matthew-zedler-solo-exhibition/
    2012
  • Visit Madison County (http://www.visitmadisoncounty.com/who-we-are/visual-artists-in-madison-county/mixed-media-artists/)
    2010
  • Meet the Artist Reception: http://main.nc.us/calendar/events/1350965817.shtml
    2012

Education

  • University of Tennessee, Fine Arts
    Knoxville, TN,2000 
  • Arrowmont School for Art, Fine Arts
    Gatlinburg, TN,1998 
  • University of Wisconsin, English/Sciences/Fine Art
    Milwaukee, WI,1982