Hometown: New York City
Based in: Newark NJ
Matt Enger has been living on the East Coast since moving to New York City to work for ULAE- Universal Limited Arts Editions in 1988. He has been continuing to work on his unique vision through his process ever since. Matt Enger has been showing in New York since 1990.
“My newest work is somewhat abstract with a focus on depth and color. I like to think of paintings as a way to communicate ideas and emotions without words. I am using a technique I have developed over the years that I call cast acrylic on canvas. The result of this is a high gloss surface that resonates with visual depth.”
“Creating a vibrant body of artwork has continued to evolve over the years because of my love of paint and the contrasting use of colors . I have always had an interest in American Culture, including historical myth including Hollywood and that has always provided inspiration for my work. In my paintings I am always looking for ways to create new visual depth and line to enhance the color pallet I favor.”
“My work is a metaphor, which employs historical fact as well as fantasy to explore the daily struggles of people in a crowded, technological, wondrous and many times frustrating society. Painting is like holding life in your hand and watching it drip through your fingers”
Matt Enger 2020
Matthew Enger In The Studio
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What inspires you?
Life, the everyday the various ways humans are part of nature and also not part of nature. Technology and innovation. Cultural iconography.
Describe your creative process.
I combine visual elements both abstract and representational through a variety studio processes using bold colors and sometimes black and white. My work is influenced heavily by process both the filmmaking process and the painting process.
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Color, texture, Abstraction
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
What is the most important tool when creating your work?
Where do you go for inspiration?
nature, studio, museums, galleries and travel.
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