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About:

Matthew Sherwood is a mixed media painter and sculptor originally hailing from Fairborn, OH. He earned his BFA in Painting in 2010 from MICA and his MFA in Painting from Towson University in 2015. He has recently shown his work in Baltimore, MD and Galerie Wolfsen in Denmark. He is the 3D Safety Technician at Towson University, Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education, and teaches as a studio 3d /foundations adjunct instructor.

Artist Statement:

If my art transformed into a movie it would be classified as a dark comedy. Using humor and visual metaphors, the work asks questions about morality and mortality. Blending the representational with the fantastical; I attempt to reward the viewer with approachable narratives that ask for an opinionated interpretation.

Many themes arise throughout the bodies of work. One prominent theme I regularly return to is masculinity. These works address traditional forms of masculinity as I understand them. Doing so I wrestle with the issues and contradictions that arise within these notions of masculinity and the role that they play in contemporary society.

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