Artist:Matthew Keller
Date:July 26, 2013

Matthew Keller

Just a Barely Polite NodMatthew Keller
Studio 213
Installation, Drawing, Painting

The work that I have recently produced examines the many differing aspects of organized religion and the individual; sexual repression and ties to religious belief, martyrdom, deep questioning of humanity’s involvement concerning devotion to holy beliefs, and a struggle to understand the importance and changes that effect religion over time.

I strive to force a probing of the origins and bindings that both religious and moral teachings leave all of us with. I choose to explore inconsistencies with my own beliefs and the contradictions involved in many of the churches teachings. This is accomplished through minimal figure work, obstructed line drawing, and conceptual text work, all of which are integrated at times. I like to use materials in new and differing ways, exposing what’s lies behind paint, graphite, and even walls, to mirror social barriers. The materials many times are meant to break down and change over time, to mirror the belief that all ideas and understandings change repeatedly in our lives.

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