Texturized Faces

Painting by Matt Small (8)
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Matt Small’s portraits are directly painted on concrete or found metal pieces such as a car hood, a refrigerator door, and more.

Notes about the artist: [1]

His subjects are also found, filmed without their knowledge in and around London, enabling Matt to bypass the posed, staginess of a lot of portraiture. Executed with astonishingly textured brushstrokes, Matt produces works with a thick visceral painterly quality that feel both abstract and incredibly real and vital.

 

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Painting by Matt Small (9)
Photo © Ian Cox.
1. "Matt Small Biography." Artrepublic. Retrieved on February 6th, 2012.

Artwork © Matt Small

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February 7, 2012 Art Metal Mixed Media Portraits