Meet Mild and Subject Artist Matthew Brandt

meet an artist mondayPictures is greater than gentle, greater than pixels, and for sure greater than knowledge, it’s made from subject, subject material, position and time. Artist Matthew Brandt is all the time devising new techniques to make all of this transparent and inherent in his pictures — large-scale, continuously superbly coloured and evocatively textured landscapes and portraits — by way of labor-intensive processes from images’s early days and infrequently bodily artifacts of the websites the place they had been captured. In particular enamored of the rough-hewn and storied lands of the American West, Brandt seeks to explain and shipping the panorama’s histories, damages, and glories via his distinctive photo-based multimedia language. Mild & Subject — a wide-ranging survey of Brandt’s profession — is these days on view at Woodland Garden Museum in Glendale.

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Matthew Brandt: Llyn Celyn 13, 2016. Chromogenic print soaked in Llyn Celyn water, 20 x 30 in (Courtesy of the Artist)

L.A. WEEKLY: When did you first know you had been an artist?

MATTHEW BRANDT: I will’t consider the age, but if I used to be very younger, I gave my mother a portrait of herself studying an Elle mag. And it made her chuckle.


What’s your quick resolution to those that ask what your paintings is ready?

Subject material images.


What would you be doing should you weren’t an artist?

Running at a printing lab in Burbank.

Matthew Brandt: Higher Falls C1M6Y3, 2015. Multi-layered duraclear prints processed with Higher Falls water in LED lightbox body, 65 1⁄4 x 46 1⁄4 inches (Courtesy of the Artist)

Did you pass to artwork faculty? Why/Why no longer?

Sure, making issues used to be the one factor I used to be just right at and beloved to do. Additionally school tuition used to be loose on the faculty I attended on the time.


Why do you are living and paintings in L.A., and no longer in other places?

I used to be born right here, and I guess I’m a easy roughly man.


When used to be your first display?

In 2009 at Cardwell Jimmerson Recent Artwork in Culver Town; it’s now closed.


When is/used to be your present/most up-to-date/subsequent display or venture?

A display at Woodland Garden Museum that closes September 4th.

Matthew Brandt: L. a. Brea D2AB2, 2013. Heliograph, solar cured tar amassed from L. a. Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, CA, on aluminum, 60 x 88 inches (Courtesy of the Artist)

What artist residing or lifeless would you maximum like to turn or paintings with?

Nikola Tesla.


Do you concentrate to track when you paintings? If that is so, what?

There may be continuously public radio, KCRW, KJAZZ, KDAY and so on… enjoying faintly within the background.


Website online and social media handles, please!

IG: @phatbrandt

Set up view: Mild & Subject: The Artwork of Matthew Brandt, April 21–September 4, 2022 at Woodland Garden Museum

Updated: June 20, 2022 — 3:39 pm