Matthew GG Holm (American)
Born 1968, Denver, CO
Lives and works in Saint Paul, MN
Matthew Holm’s acrylic paintings are expressive color fields whose base structures are built in reverse with multiple-colored acrylic paint layers that are applied to a polyethylene plastic surface, then peeled away as skins. Once they are bonded to stretched canvases, additional layers and brushwork are then added to the polyethylene-molded side of the skin to form the final painting.
Holm says My experience as a printmaker caused me to realize that the resulting color fields were actually reversed images that I could manipulate with added thick or thin acrylic layers and additional brushwork. Tears or holes resulting from the pulling away of the paint skin could be filled with new color.
Matthew Holm maintains an active exhibition schedule. His paintings are represented in numerous private and corporate art collections.