Celestial Bodies and Waves in the Art of Matthew F. Fisher #ArtTuesday
Celestial bodies and waves both embody the irresistible rhythm of nature. Matthew F. Fisher’s work brings together these forces in his beautiful, deceptively simple works. Here’s more from JUXTAPOZ:
A prominent and recurring visual motif in Fisher’s paintings, the sun becomes a guiding force in his work, giving life (and light) to his painted worlds and their presumed inhabitants. This fiery orb is historically a symbol for life, rebirth, good fortune and joy. In some respects, the sun is also a signifier of our own insignificance in the grander scheme of the universe as it too is just a spec in the larger cosmos. With or without us, tomorrow will always happen.
There is a conspicuous absence of humans and their interventions in Fisher’s art. We never come across buildings, technology or other man-made objects, and instead witness the world in a pristine and timeless state, where nature appears to stand forever still. However, these tributes to the ocean, the land and the sky are not without personality– Crashing waves, jagged rocks and celestial forms take on a zoomorphic edge when closely examined, perhaps as a reflection of where we all came from, and also as a notice that we are not inherently necessary for the Earth to continue on.
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