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Matt Frock

Matt Frock is co-owner of FROCK GALLERY along with partner Annelies Deltour. Matt’s art studio is on display in the back of the gallery. Visitors are invited to come have a look and see artworks in progress. Matt does not exhibit in the main viewing area of the gallery, however his latest works are always on display in the studio. To learn more about Matt’s work, visit mattfrockart.com or follow him @mattfrockart on Instagram.

Country
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Discipline
Painting

Artist Statement

There's an organic flow to the creative process and it feels right to produce images of the natural world. I also think it’s important to present the natural world to the viewer in a form of intrigue. Presently, most of us live in concrete boxes that are evolving into a virtual metaverse. My work is meant to be a reminder or road sign, “Nature! It’s out there and it’s interesting!” I look to artists like Howard Hodgkin, Vincent van Gogh and Jan De Vliegher for their use of paint and color. I reference Nihonga style painting from Japan and its nature-first philosophy. I encapsulate the above influences within a Mondrian-inspired framework. The end result is a balanced, yet voluptuous movement of color that feels alive and otherworldly. 

EDUCATION:

1997 - BFA - Illustration. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

2007 - MFA - Painting. The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

PUBLICATIONS & AFFILIATED LINKS:

2020 - Intersilient.com: review of Affordable Art Fair Battersea 2020  (featuring Matt Frock's paintings)

2019 - Vivid Ruminations: Interview with Matt Frock - Aesthetica Magazine, April 2019

2016 - Matthew Frock: It Was Beautiful, Title Magazine, by Steve Basel, April 6, 2016

EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS:

2022 - Affordable Art Fair, Brussels - BE

2022 - Discovery Art Fair, Cologne, DE

2021 - art3f Mulhouse - FR

2021 - Affordable Art Fair, Brussels - BE

2020 - Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt - DE

2020 - Affordable Art Fair Battersea Spring - UK (read review)

2020 - art3f Paris - FR

2019 - art3f Mulhouse - FR

2019 - Amsterdam International Art Fair - NL

2019 - artpul Eupen - BE

2019 - Sussex Art Fairs (West) - UK

2019 - Discovery Art Fair Cologne - DE

2019 - art3f Paris - FR

2018 - art3f Brussels - BE

2017 - A View Like Ours - Langemark-Poelkapelle Gemeentehuis, BE

2016 - It Was Beautiful - Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

2015 - The Pond of Stars - A New Leaf Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA, USA

2014 - Present Day Pyramids (group exhibition) - The Crane Arts Center, Philadelphia, USA

2013 - Love Squared - The Finlandia Reflection Gallery, Hancock, MI, USA