EXHIBITIONS + WORK
California-born and London, England raised, artist Matthew Eaton (b. 1974) is an abstract painter influenced primarily by nature and natural phenomenon. His works often reference geological patterns and formations, using methods and materials common to graffiti, graphic design and typography. Eaton's work has been exhibited, and is held in private collections, around the globe. Eaton was a founding partner in art galleries Library Street Collective and Contra Projects in Detroit. In addition, Eaton is the Program Manager of Red Bull Arts Detroit and partner in Uncommon Editions, both also in Detroit.
"In the end, all I can do is continue to explore how I communicate with others, using the tools and materials I'm comfortable with. For me, this is abstract painting. Elements that hint at the influence human dialogue has played in our history while reflecting the stunning visual cues time, decay and nature have thrust upon our messages are at the center of my influence."