Cleveland, Ohio, United States
"The drawings have a basic power," Pekoc says. "They come from a place that’s totally honest. The paintings, too, are impressive, but they don’t pull me in the same way these strange figures do. The lines in the drawings are so sure, and the proportions are very attractive."
Matt has stated of these works: “As far back as I can remember, I would draw pictures. Somewhere around the age of thirteen, I began to draw with India ink, dipping the pen into the ink jar. I was endlessly fascinated with the line and continued to draw using these materials to this day.”
Case Western Reserve University,
It’s been said that even the angels ache for a body, sometimes. If I did figurative work what would it look like? I asked my self this question recently. I soon realized that figures were part of my work for many years, an ongoing series of pen and ink drawings.
Projecting them on larger canvases I was able to find many new compositions and entanglements. I’m often asked where the figures originate. There is an ache in my body, on the outside everything is calm, the inside is much different.
The postures here are not meant to be literal. I’m trying to create an impression, as simply as possible that describes my two natures. One grasping and one allowing.
This figurative paintings are very personal and I resisted doing it for a long time, but over the last 4 or 5 years it just poured out of me.
The work is a continuation of the “Puzzled Biped” series; I’ve experimented with dress samples and news print to bring more interest to the surface.
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