Matthew William Robinson

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Hometown:Granby, Connecticut
Current City:Brooklyn, NY
Education:MFA, Pratt Institute
Exhibitions:Governors Island Art Fair, 2013, Governors Island: 4 Heads Exhibition, NY,NY. Web Info: Http://
Gowanus Open Studios, 2013, Gowanus Ballroom Group Show Featuring Music From Honk NYC, Brooklyn, NY
Progress, 2013, New Britain Art League, New Britain, CT.
Fjord, 2013, Fjord Gallery, Wandering Planar, Curated By: AJ Rombach, Philadelphia, PA.
Construction Deconstruction, 2013, How Wood Arts, Summer Group Show Including Three Artists.
Artist Statement:
I am narrating a backwards system, a non-functioning system, in which the symptoms of success are illusory. When glimpsed through an alternate lens one finds that man’s creations appear nonsensical: under the guise of stability, comprehension and palatability, lie illogical, disposable spaces. I create environments in paint and collage that respond to these illusions of functionality and purpose by focusing on their aesthetic, their form.

Robinson grew up in a small town in northern Connecticut, the area was affected by the housing boom of the 1990’s. He spent his early college years in Johnstown/Gloversville,ny, and New Britain Connecticut. Both areas were post industrial cities, now depressed areas that displayed elaborate and beautiful city structure but left to waste away. Later, Robinson moved to Brooklyn where he became interested in gentrification, historical architecture and surrounding topics of urban living. "My work is a thought process, study of man made worlds and study of formal painting.”
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