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Iím drawn to surfaces that tell a story, to the power of color, texture and energetic gestures.
My work disassembles and re-arranges images inspired by places I have a special connection with, poems and books Iíve read as well as nature. While I give the paintings titles, itís my hope that people will connect with my art in reflection of their own story.
After making several sketches with either color pencils, chalk and sometimes crayons, I move on to the canvas or panel. The work is a combination of thick paint layers and numerous thin glazes. Sometimes a collage element or typographic detail is added.
I begin my paintings with a specific goal in mind. A majority of the time, the work takes itís own surprising direction. Once finished I usually discover what drove me to it in the first place.
Nan Rae Gallery, Burbank, Calif. '80 Minutes in History,' Graphic works, Oct., 2011
City Art Works - 701 Main Street, Minden, La. 'A Contrast of Art' - Sept 6th - Oct 31st, 2011
Childhood's End Gallery, Olympia, Washington, August 21 - September 27, 2009. Blake Flynn, oil on board, Angel F. Matamoros, acrylic and mixed-media.
Madera Gallery, Tacoma, Washington, August 1 - September 12, 2009. Flux, featuring paintings by Angel Matamoros.
Onda Gallery, Portland, Oregon, April 30 - May 26, 2009. Abstractions: Paintings by Angel Matamoros, sculptures by Joel Heidel
Auburn City Hall Galleries, Auburn, Washington, February 2 - February 27, 2009. Exhibition by Angel Matamoros and Susanne Werner.
Madera Gallery, Tacoma, Washington, August - September 2008. Apophenia: The spontaneous perception of connections and meaningfulness in unrelated phenomena.
Arts Walk XXXVI, Olympia, Washington, Spring 2008
Arts Walk XXXV, Olympia, Washington, Fall 2007
De Colores Gallery, Olympia, Washington, Winter - Spring 2006
Tully's Coffee, Old Town, Tacoma, Washington, Winter 2006
Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington, Winter 2006
Art on Center Gallery group exhibition, Tacoma, Washington, 2005-06