Matthew Sorgie (@matthewsorgie) is my pick for today’s talent!
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Matthew is an artist based in Connecticut, his art is particularly interesting to me cause it follows a few core principles I like: it’s colorful, it goes out of the schemes and it very often looks to me like a “controlled chaos”. What I mean by that is many times I see the canvas full of figures, all colored, bright and energetic and the more I look at them the more I realize the first chaotic impression of the artwork fades away leaving me with answers as to why a certain subject is where it is, why he colored a shape the way he did and so on.. It takes a while, but the process is fantastic cause it makes me appreciate the art to high degrees once I spend a few looks trying to understand it.
The first image is what I hope will give you a better idea of what I mean to say, the title is “Strawberry momma”. Take a second to zoom in (click on the image) and follow the strawberries to find the kids. Then try to locate the butterflies. Notice the shape of the flowers and their colors, compare them to the insects. Look at the arms and think about the position of “the viewer’ eyes” if the arms had to appear like that. Ultimately.. just dive into the artwork, explore and enjoy!
The second piece is a very important one, he called it “a mix of diversity doodles” which is not only awesome looking, but also of an incredibly good theme to work with. I love how we can find beauty in every person and I think his training into portraiting less “stereotypical” faces is a great start. Who said a big nose isn’t beautiful, for example? Nobody should have the right to claim that. I support Matthew (and all of you! no matter how you look or where you come from).
What do you think about Matthew? Do you also love what’s going on here?
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If you think Matthew deserves a follow or you wanna see more I’ve got you covered
Youtube: Matthew Sorgie
I hope you liked it, and see you tomorrow for the next episode!