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Self Assignment #P-S-00173-170 Drawing

Matt Woods

United States

Drawing, Ballpoint Pen on Paper

Size: 8.3 W x 11 H x 0.1 D in

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About The Artwork

I give myself doodling exercises. These are great for keeping the drawing muscles loose, and warming up all the eye-hand coordination synapses before a long day of mark making. But one thing that wasn’t obvious to me initially was that this purposeful practice of doodling would also flex my improvisational skills regarding the invention of a composition on the page. Something from nothing. It can sometimes feel like a magic trick, when at the end of the day, you find that you just don’t want to put the drawing down. Just another minute of staring, please. My breath is slowing, and my mood is improving. Thank you doodle. Ink pen on paper. 2005. 10 7/8 x 8 3/8

Details & Dimensions

Drawing:Ballpoint Pen on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:8.3 W x 11 H x 0.1 D in

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Matt Woods is a contemporary painter. His figurative and narrative works attempt to harness his own stream of consciousness towards images that reveal simple, universal stories of adversity and perseverance. In his abstract works, he sees himself as an archeologist of paint and process, repeatedly adding and subtracting layers to a variety of surfaces, hunting for visual splendor and order in the frantic discord. His work balances soft, careful mark making, often combined with violent, destructive processes, to achieve a result which mirrors his view that life is a marriage of exaltation and pain. The canvas materials Matt chooses are often reclaimed pieces of wood from structures that come with their own embedded histories, like an old, well-used easel found at a yard sale, or an abandoned skateboard ramp found in the middle of the desert. These ghosts that accompany the materials call out to have their stories influence the marks made by the artist, adding further buried layers of interest and complexity to the work.

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