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Matthew Bourbon  Dallas, TX


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About Matthew


Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Matthew Bourbon earned separate undergraduate degrees in Studio Art and Art History from the University of California at Davis. Relocating to New York City, he took his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in 1999. Since then, his art has been exhibited nationally and internationally. A selection of group exhibitions include: Death of a Propane Salesman, Anxiety and the Texas Artist, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth Texas; Red Velvet, Rudolph Projects/Art Scan Gallery, Houston Texas; ArtExpo 2005, Salone d’Arte Contemporanea, Trieste, Italy; London Biennale 2004, Gallery 32, London, England; New American Talent 19, Arthouse-Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, Texas and New York Arts Gallery, Drawing Conclusions II, New York, New York. Past solo exhibitions include Our Splendid Defeat, Rudolph Blume Fine Art, Houston, Texas; Crass, Cruel and Uncouth, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texas; The Artist’s Eye, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Texas and True Fictions, Studio 107, Austin, Texas. Bourbon is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts and Design. He is also an active art critic and has contributed to Art Forum Online, Flash Art, ArtNews, New York Arts Magazine, Art Lies, Glasstire and KERA Art and Seek.


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Beautifully done, dynamic and bold.

I really like the combination of the figurative with the abstract. They are all compelling and make you want to take a second look.

Fabulous use of color!!
The stark contrast between the colors and the other content adds a an overall texture to the pieces that almost makes them seem pixelated. Far from played out, this technique has piqued my interest.

editing to my last comment, I do see what is truly taking place, and I am not seeing bad as good as a blindness, as much as I am partaking in a more thoughtful explanation to what I see expressed- you may note I've switched the roles

A nice expression of colorful wonderful life competing with old age, sickness, and death as a young man witnesses..

Very unique

But, I do appreciate the fact that he has his own style, to each his own.

have u noticed? the colourful collage which reminds me of Bracque and others in the first painting on the back, then in the second work the head and a halo over the woman's head suggests to me ; BURDEN.how would you express burden in paintaing? as a superfluous thing! goodness, if all those colouful triangles were hovering over me, i'd probably collapse and faint!

Not to my liking but I appreciate his unique style.

I like the sense of movement in this work and the way the artist addresses shadows.

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