Matthew Green

Artist's Statement

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The Way I See It

I am a realist painter with a lean to the abstract, and I try to capture more than the physical structure of a building or landscape. I find the essence of a subject and show beauty in the nuances, often featuring the conflict of Nature versus Man.

It began with a fascination for found objects. It's the stuff that floats in on the tide, blows in on the wind or rises up from the soil; random objects, even buildings once centers of industry or tourist destinations, that are turned from useful to useless.

I can see the strength and allure in things and in their history, and I try to bring life back in. I want to show both the harsh realities and magnificent beauties in everyday life and our surroundings.

Bio

Born in Teaneck, NJ,  Matthew Green was primarily raised in New Jersey. He has lived in and around Philadelphia since the 1990s. Matt's interests and their influences on his paintings are so varied but ever present; Matt is at once an outdoorsman and city lover, free spirited designer and meticulous producer. Matt paints and writes in his home studio where a record collection and nearness of family keep him inspired.

Aside from being a painter, Matt brings his creativity to marketing, design and production. He is a master retoucher with 20 years of creative direction, marketing and art direction experience. He currently oversees marketing production and asset management for a niche national retailer, and is always seeking out ways to enhance creativity, quality and productivity.

Exhibitions

Solo and Group Shows:

  • Perkins Center For The Arts, Collingswood NJ

  • Gravers Lane Gallery, Chestnut Hill PA

  • The Center for Emerging Visual Artists,    Philadelphia PA

  • Stoneleigh Foundation, Philadelphia PA

  • Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce |                Arts and Business Council, Philadelphia PA

  • EilandArts, Merchantville NJ

  • Galleria Deptford, Deptford NJ

  • Lana Santorelli Gallery, Hoboken NJ

  • Off The Wall Gallery, Philadelphia PA

  • 4Towns4Art, Camden County NJ

  • The A Space, Philadelphia PA

  • Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago IL

  • 10th Street Laundromat, Philadelphia PA

  • Race Street Café, Philadelphia PA

  • Qbix Gallery, Philadelphia PA

  • Café Lift, Philadelphia PA

  • Marco Polo Gallery, Collingswood NJ

  • PII Gallery, Philadelphia PA

  • Big Idea Gallery, Jim Thorpe PA

  • Well-Fed Artists Gallery, Philadelphia PA

  • No Bar Cafe, New York NY

Collections

Paintings held in private collections in:

  • Los Angeles CA

  • New York NY

  • Sacramento CA

  • San Dimas CA

  • Sunnyvale CA

  • Venice CA

  • Chicago IL

  • Mount Prospect IL

  • Collingswood NJ

  • Boston MA

  • Baldwin MD

  • Marlton NJ

  • Woodbridge NJ

  • Columbus OH

  • Philadelphia PA

  • Houston TX

  • Morgantown WV

Media

  • Artistic Green Blossoms In New Exhibit At Hill Gallery. MegAnne Liebsch, Chestnut Hill Local, August 2016

  • SJ Painter Shares Slow Smoldering Passion. Shannon Eblen, Courier Post, January 2016.

  • Arts Hub as Redevelopment Linchpin. Matt Skoufalos, NJ Pen, June 2015

  • Matthew Green on the lure of painting and the Meadowlands. Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof, The Artblog (podcast interview), July 2014

  • Featured Artist. Zatista, July 2013, October 2012

  • Mary Liz Masters IX. Don Brewer, DoNArTNeWs, March 2013

  • New Show on NJ Artists at Lana Santorelli Gallery in Hoboken. Summer Dawn Hortillosa, The Jersey Journal and NJ.com, June 2012

  • Artist Spotlight: Matthew Green. Art Nectar, February 2010

  • Matthew Green's Web Apple. Libby Rosof, The Artblog, June 2006

  • Second Saturday Is A Hit. Jan Hefler, The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 2005

  • Old City Roundup. Deborah Kravetz, Art Matters, June 2004

  • Remembrance Of Fridays Past. Roberta Fallon, The Artblog, June 2004

  • First Friday On The Street. Libby Rosof, The Artblog, September 2003

  • Green Pastures. Roberta Fallon, Philadelphia Weekly, September 2003