Thursday, February 11, 2016

Distant Views - Monotypes by Jacob Matteson

Jacob Matteson discusses his work with a viewer

Jacob Matteson's monotypes

On First Friday, February 5, 2016, New Grounds Gallery hosted an artist reception and exhibition opening for Distant Views - Monotypes by Jacob Matteson.

This colorful body of work is fresh from Jacob's studio, combining layers of monotype, paint and colored pencil in eye-catching ways. 

The artist, Jacob Matteson, poses with his work

Jacob is an internationally known printmaker who enchants the eye with fresh landscape monotypes. Matteson’s colorful abstraction invites the viewer to observe the interaction of light, color, shape, pattern, and motion. 

His unique form of environmental abstraction creates drama, blending multiple places into a dreamlike memory that suggests a moment in time, while resembling familiar terrain. Each surreal horizon is a metaphor of space, location, emotion and even ancient mysticism.

An Albuquerque native, Jacob received his MFA at the University of New Mexico and shows his work regionally, as well as internationally. 

Jacob's demo monotype

Jacob inks up his monotype plate

Jacob Matteson provided a detailed monotype technique demo during the opening, showing the audience how he mixes color, builds layers, creates his signature sun/moon, and prints. 

If you missed the opening, don't worry! We'll be editing and sharing the video of his demonstration soon on our YouTube channel.

The exhibition itself runs through Friday, February 26, so be sure to stop by if you haven't seen it in person yet.

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