Was born in 1979 in Roanoke, Virginia
Matt Phillips is an American artist and he was born in 1979 in Roanoke, Virginia. Through his abstract oil and acrylic paintings, Phillips plays with colors, forms and volumes—the building blocks of our artistic experience—to create dynamic and shifting spatial relationships. Matt is also a critic, curator and professor of art at FIT in New York City. In the recent interview “The Spacetime of Fine Art” for Nautilus, the artist talked about his work. ”In my own paintings, I try to hold and release time for the viewer. Many of my works have no preconceived image or preliminary drawings. Instead, I just begin working directly on a canvas. Then, by adjusting the composition, revising color, painting over and correcting, a painting begins to tighten its orbit around a subject. This process mirrors music composition, in which disparate notes are found, revised and placed into sequence until they create tension and resonance”. Matt currently works and lives in Brooklyn, New York.