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Abstract Acrylic Paintings by Matt Relkin

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Matt Relkin (previously on JazJaz) is a 38 year old artist and photographer, who is based in Brooklyn, NY. He uses acrylic to paint his abstract and surreal images on panels.

In his paintings, monstrously huge monolithic /geometric-shaped structures seemingly hover in space, or have sprung up in the most desolate of landscapes. We are given no clue about how these objects appeared, or in what point in mankind’s history have they been placed.  Some of the settings may seem distinctly North American — but is this on earth or an alternate dimension altogether?

The artist says:

I paint with the hope of inspiring thought and emotion in those who view my work, to reach some deeper inner-space within the mind, to touch on memories and feelings that might have been lost or forgotten, and ultimately, to bring myself closer to my fellow man through a visual dialogue with them. I want to inspire hope in others in order to show me where to look for it within myself. 

You can visit his site to see more of his works.

More images after the jump.

Matt-Relkin-A-Gathering-Abstract-Painting

Matt-Relkin-Go-Ahead-Grow-Abstract-Painting

Matt-Relkin-The-Holy-Mountain

Matt-Relkin-The-Majestic

Matt-Relkin-The-Relic

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