Matt Pecson paints iconic images in a style that is all his own. With elements of Impressionism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Abstract Art, Pop Art and more, he is the definition of a post modern artist.
Matt draws much of his influence from his love of art and music, his travels and from his Filipino heritage.
Major influences include:
- Music of The Doors, Charlie “Bird” Parker, Billie Holiday and Jimi Hendrix
- Following The Grateful Dead (“the Dead”)
- Hawaiian culture and Surfing culture
- Psychedelic concert art of the 60’s, Rick Griffin
- Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol – the 80’s New York City art scene
- Marcel Duchamp, Willem de Kooning
- Asian Brush Painting or Sumi-e
Matt’s work is also influenced by a condition called “synesthesia,” which is a mixing of the senses. This sometimes results in playful, colorful paintings which seem to come alive with motion.
In addition to traditional canvas, Matt often employs unconventional or recycled surfaces as canvas. He uses broken or scratched records, or old wood pallets, fences or doors, or even old paintings that he finds at thrift stores.
Matt studied fine art at Mount St. Mary’s College in Maryland, with additional studies at the Corcoran School of Art and Design. He also participated in study abroad in Europe. Matt recently returned to painting after a 20 year hiatus. He spent most of his career working in printing and graphic design. Matt spent most of his life in the Washington DC area, but now lives and works in Sarasota, Florida.
Studio Phone Number: (941)323-6620