Featured Artist: Matthew Craven

Matthew Craven uses both collaged textbook images and obsessive stylized patterns drawn in ink and pencil, to suggest the way the primacy of geometric abstraction and ancient monuments intermingle in our visual vocabulary. Inspired by decoration of North and South American indigenous origin among others, Craven’s fusions sometimes erase each particularity, while implying that such patterns, and perhaps histories, across cultures start to reflect rather than oppose each other.