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Matt Boyle
updated: 01/07/2009
website: dominantfiction.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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All Molecules Light as Air
Montana Oso
Palos Verdes
Mockingbird Dragging a Past Life
Machinavista 1
Machinavista 2
Machinavista 3
Astrotia Stokesii 1
Octopus in Tree
Octopus Upon Underwater City 2
Benthos
Woman Over Folding
Organ Typist
Ocean meets Land
Video Game Vision
 
Portfolio Keywords:  animals, architecture, biomorphic, dreams, erotic, gender/sexuality, geometric, illustration, spiritual, urban
 
 
All Molecules Light as Air by Matt Boyle
All Molecules Light as Air
Oil on Canvas
2008
60" x  120" 
Montana Oso by Matt Boyle
Montana Oso
Ink, Pencil on Paper
2008
9" x  7" 
Palos Verdes by Matt Boyle
Palos Verdes
Ink, Pencil on Paper
2008
9 " x  6 " 
Mockingbird Dragging a Past Life by Matt Boyle
Mockingbird Dragging a Past Life
Ink on Paper
2008
9" x  6" 
Machinavista 1 by Matt Boyle
Machinavista 1
Watercolor, Ink on Paper
2005
24" x  36" 
Machinavista 2 by Matt Boyle
Machinavista 2
Watercolor, Ink on Paper
2005
24" x  36" 
Machinavista 3  by Matt Boyle
Machinavista 3
Watercolor, Ink on Paper
2005
24" x  36" 
Astrotia Stokesii 1 by Matt Boyle
Astrotia Stokesii 1
Oil on Canvas
2008
22" x  28" 
Octopus in Tree by Matt Boyle
Octopus in Tree
Oil on Canvas
2008
40" x  40" 
Octopus Upon Underwater City 2 by Matt Boyle
Octopus Upon Underwater City 2
Pen, Ink on Paper
2008
9" x  6" 
Benthos by Matt Boyle
Benthos
Watercolor, Ink on Paper
2006
8" x  5" 
Woman Over Folding by Matt Boyle
Woman Over Folding
Watercolor, Ink on Paper
2006
8" x  5" 
Organ Typist by Matt Boyle
Organ Typist
Ink on Paper
2005
11 " x  8.5 " 
Ocean meets Land by Matt Boyle
Ocean meets Land
Ink on Paper
2008
11 " x  8.5 " 
Video Game Vision by Matt Boyle
Video Game Vision
Ink on Paper
2008
11 " x  8.5 " 

Artist Statement

My work is inundated with spirituality, myth, & folklore. People, animals & everything inbetween interact within and wander about distopian architectural fantasies evoking a "hope amidst the ashes." 


Some of the specific ideas that move me to make my work include the idea of the Tell or Tall, which refer to earthen mounds resulting from the accumulation and subsequent erosion of material deposited by human occupation over long periods of time. Not only is the human race relatively new to the earth, but it is plain to see that throughout the course of our own small history we have laid to rest many iterations of societies past. We have discovered long forgotten cities under lakes and in mountains, surpassed by "progress", broken by the weight of war, or mysteriously deserted. The entire earth bears rich layers of its own history, both hidden within the surface and exposed to inform the present.

I am not only interested in portraying this idea literally in my illustration, but I also consider this as a guide for how I physically work with various mediums in the creation process.

This translates to an intense layering of information, of paint, and of subject matter. My recent work is not complete until a piece has its own dense tall, partially exposed for the viewer to behold, each strata lending to the movement of the entire composition.

Artist Bio / CV

Matt Boyle

B. Saint Petersburg, Florida 1979

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

mboyle@dominantfiction.com

dominantfiction.com

Education:

2004 Bachelor of Design in Architecture, University of Florida

 

Matt's education in architecture and background in music have a great influence on his approach to drawing and painting. In an attempt to graphically bridge visual arts and concepts of motion in music, Matt began making "rhythm diagrams" in watercolor for his architectural work at the University of Florida. This series of work serves as a compositional guideline to Matt's vast library of sketchbook illustrations, which often depict people, animals and architecture indistopian fantasies.
After a summer in which Matt hopped freight trains from Florida to New York City, he gave in to his fascination with intense urban life and relocated to Brooklyn.

His current work is a result of training these elements in an allegorical fashion that is evocative of folklore and mysticism.


Group Exhibitions:

 

2007 NYCAMS Gallery, New York,  NY, Portrait of Success as a Young Failure

2006 Layla Lounge, Brooklyn NY

2004 Project Creo - The Arts Center, St. Petersburg FL, Sola Creo

2004 One Tampa City Center, Tampa FL, Doorways and Passages

2004 Project Creo - The Arts Center, St. Petersburg FL

2003 Galla Cornia Group Show, Tampa FL, Milagro

2001  Mcintosh Cafe Group Show, Macintosh, FL, 15-A

Commissions

2008 Iolo Technologies, Los Angeles, CA, All Molecules Light as Air

Published Work:

May Day Poster Cover Image for the New York RAT Issue #3 2005

We’ll Be Dropping By Poster for the New York RAT Issue #2 2004

Various Illustration for the New York RAT Issue #1 2004

Various Illustration Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs - Curious George Brigade 2002