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Matt Konar - Fine Artist

Matt Konar

Loomis, CA - United States








Matt Konar

Loomis, CA - United States

Matt Konar - Fine Artist

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February 28th, 2013







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About Matt Konar

Konar's work is both light and dark in subject, approaching at every turn both the whimsical and the mischievous.
He uses the canvas as a stage to capture moments of love and heroism, as well as times of human folly. His characters come from real life, from songs, from poems and from stories. All the stories take place under a starry sky with the drama of the constellations. Unexpected details are presented through the book on a shelf, the image in a mirror, the wallpaper pattern, an individual leaf, and many other visual gestures waiting to be unlocked by the viewer.
His technique of using glaze upon glaze creates colors that are deep, rich and vibrant. There is a profound sense of mystery, nuance, symbolism and timelessness in the scenes he depicts.
Of his process Konar says, 'I work mostly in oils and the progress of each work is slow and sometimes tedious - my oils are built with glaze upon glaze, and detail upon detail. For me technique and investment of time are always subservient to achieving the final effect in the painting. I'm driven by and find my greatest satisfaction in what I create as a final work and not the process.'
Other artists have dubbed him 'the storyteller' and have said that his paintings 'speak to the soul'.

Matt & his wife Denise presently enjoy living in Northern California, nearer their three children and grandchildren, but dearly miss their true four seaons Virginia home, Washington DC and the cities of the east coast.

'Jesus in Blue Jeans' was awarded Best of Show in PlacerArts 30th Jubilee 2013 Open Juried Show. 'Ship of Fools' was also in the show.

All work in this gallery is the original work of Matt Konar. It is for sale, 2010 Matt Konar
and, as such, is protected by US & International Copyright laws

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Jack of Hearts by Matt Konar


Courage ... by Matt Konar


Innocence by Matt Konar


There is a house in New Orleans by Matt Konar


Mother sewed my first blue jeans by Matt Konar


And the only time he is satisfied ... by Matt Konar


Garden Under Ursa Major by Matt Konar


The Judgement The Unseen and The Rendering by Matt Konar


Wisdom Heals by Matt Konar


Leaving Algol ... by Matt Konar


I See A Good Moon Arising by Matt Konar


The Knocker by Matt Konar


The seed The price and The conflict by Matt Konar


Wolf in Sheep's Clothing by Matt Konar


The Good Marriage by Matt Konar


No More Milk ... by Matt Konar


Cat Island by Matt Konar


The Gleaners by Matt Konar


Fishing by Matt Konar


Jesus in Blue Jeans by Matt Konar


Lincoln Highway by Matt Konar


Hope by Matt Konar


Polish Immigrant by Matt Konar


Eden Dawn by Matt Konar


Light and the Darkest Night by Matt Konar


Ship of Fools by Matt Konar


Eridanus and The Golden Rule by Matt Konar


The Elephant Ambulance and Cookies by Matt Konar


Paridiso by Matt Konar


Beginning a Book by Matt Konar


Exhausted After the Climb by Matt Konar


Sunken Ships by Matt Konar


Hobbit Land by Matt Konar


This Magical Land by Matt Konar


Hiding from the Wraith Rider ... by Matt Konar


Seeking the Dragons Vast Treasure by Matt Konar


I Fell in a Hole by Matt Konar


Einstein's Definition of Insanity by Matt Konar


Serenity by Matt Konar


Swimming in that River in Egypt by Matt Konar


The Way by Matt Konar


House of the Rising Sun by Matt Konar


Wolf in Sheep's Clothing by Matt Konar


The Old Cottonwood by Matt Konar


Finn meets Peter by Matt Konar


Romeo and Juliet by Matt Konar


The Mountain by Matt Konar


The Path by Matt Konar

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