"Past, present, and future meet at the tip of a brush"
Matt Phillips is a Brooklyn-based painter, a fellow of the Mac Dowell Colony, Yaddo, and AIR Serenbe, and a professor of art at FIT in New York City.
In the recent interview "The Spacetime of Fine Art", for Nautilus, the artist spoke 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 course 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.
by Davide Raffaelli