Stumbled on his paintings which at first glance are beautiful. Full doses of paint and movement that convey free-flowing energy and fine-tuned emotions. As I kept looking though I couldn’t figure if I really liked them or not. I like when art confuses me.
These are part of his ‘Unconditional Love’ series. They were painted onto mirrors, photographed, digitally enhanced and reprinted onto wood panels. As I dive deeper into his work, although I find his appointed title of ‘art shaman’ outrageous, I am seeing a brilliance of colour and precision of brush strokes that could, together with notable cultural influence, possibly merit such a title.
“Optimism is the Vital Force that Entangles itself with and then Shapes the Future.” – Matthew Stone
That’s a brilliant sentiment.