Matthew Cole

Born in 1987 in USA.
Lives and works in Queens, NY and Paris, France

Cole is a painter who employs traditional painting and preliminary printmaking methods to interpret memories of actual and subconscious events – amalgamations of real life and fantasy, often stemming from profound personal experiences. The processes of layering and distorting are instrumental in conveying emotion in his work. The artist uses composite imagery to represent the fragmented nature of memory, narrated through personal as well as familiar references from art history.

 


Matthew Cole, Okayama (2), 2019, acrylic and gouache on panel, 41 x 62 cm (15.99 x 24.18 in)


Matthew Cole, Naive Melody, 2018, watercolour on paper, 20 x 25 cm (7.8 x 9.75 in)


Matthew Cole, Salon, 2019, acrylic and latex on canvas, 55 x 58 cm (21.45 x 22.62 in)


Matthew Cole, Dead Winter, 2017, acrylic on panel, 42 x 55 cm (16.38 x 21.45 in)


Matthew Cole, Hoop Dreams 6, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 51 x 59 cm (19.89 x 23.01 in)


Matthew Cole, Hoop Dreams, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 180 cm (59.28 x 70.2 in)
Matthew Cole, Bust, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 cm (11.7 x 9.36 in)


Matthew Cole, Epiphany, 2019, acrylic on panel,  40 x 28 cm (15.6 x 10.92 in)