Thursday, August 23, 2012

Matthew Cusick

Art made out of MAPS!  Genius!


Matthew-Cusick Oceania, 2012

Matthew-Cusick_206, Course of Empire (Mixmaster 2), 2006

Matthew-Cusick_222, The Rachel's Wave, 2011

Matthew-Cusick_221, Shauna, 2011

Matthew-Cusick_203, Kara's Wave, 2009

Matthew-Cusick_210, Patriarch (original), 2006

Matthew-Cusick_207, Course of Empire (Mixmaster I), 2003

Matthew-Cusick_208, Fiona's Wave, 2005

Matthew-Cusick_205, Bonnie, 2004

Matthew-Cusick_202, Many Rivers, 2009

Matthew-Cusick_199, Geronimo, 2007




From the Artist:

I am a painter and a collagist. I work with glue and printed material as well as acrylic paint and ink. The printed materials that I work with derive from archaic educational and cognitive sources, such as maps, atlases, encyclopedias, and school textbooks. I am drawn to the ephemeral nature of this printed information and the latent content that surfaces over time. I like to catalog, archive, and arrange information and then dismantle, manipulate, and reconfigure it. My creative process is informed by the visual properties and informative complexities of the material I am using.


Artist Website: mattcusick.com
Artist Statement/Bio: here


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11 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

Interesting! I really love visual art that incorporates text in some way. The map ones are really pretty amazing.

Marsi @ The Cottage Cheese said...

Wow! His work is amazing. I love maps, and have to fight myself not to collect them. Oh to have this kind of talent and vision...

Thank you for your awesome comment about our Apt. Therapy feature :-)

sporkgasm said...

So cool!

Felicia said...

That owl one is so freaking awesome!!!

mermaid gallery said...

great stuff!...I work with mixed media as well...but shy away from maps and ephemera because the inks and paper will disintegrate over time...not a problem if you don't mind fleeting art work....

fabulousjunk said...

cool man!!!

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http://fabulous-junk.blogspot.com

Alisa said...

Love these. Want to see them up close!

WendyB said...

Amazing -- so intricate!

Caroline said...

Omg...now that is intensely cool!

NellieVaughn said...

Is it just me, or is there something terribly sad about them? It's probably just me. They just kin dof draw me in, and it feels a little like being under water.

Kitty Stampede said...

Holy Shit. Incredible. I loooove the waves ones.