Mathew Curran

Los Angeles, CA


Mat Curran’s practice merges his formal training in printmaking and graphic design with methods honed through countless hours spent tagging, pasting, and stenciling graffiti in public spaces. His subject matter is derived from an intuitive patchwork of experiences with the wildness of nature and research of ancient traditions. By layering images of natural forms with traditional mythological totems and symbols, Curran creates his own parallel world within the one we currently reside. His public art reintroduces bits of wilderness into the urban landscape from which these symbols have been edged out by progress. As a result, Curran’s body of work creates a contemporary narrative of the relationship between the natural and the manmade. The viewer is invited to reflect on the ability of imagery to create sacred space in our everyday lives.



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