The other two works also pull from iconographic references, but their subject matter remains more vague. Both images are based from dreams and late night journal entries that focus on a personal interest in faith and astronomy. In college, my big influences in painting were the Baroque and Abstract Expressionist movements. My tendency is to incorporate both of these influences onto the same canvas and sometimes allow them to contradict themselves, both in subject matter and technical application. I am hoping to continue with these personal works to create a narrative based on the merger of the “spiritual" and astrophysics.
I find myself incredibly lucky to create art work and am surrounded by a loving, yet challenging community here in Phoenix. I am excited for what comes next.
- Matthew A. Marshall
St. Jude and the Banana Thief Oil on Canvas