Matt Hendon, an illustrator and graphic designer, makes media works with a variety of inspiration sources. As he states, it runs from “minimal Swiss Design to Neo Rauch’s sort of surreal paintings to 1960’s / 70’s sports cars to architecture.” His works are about juxtaposition and unlikely combinations.
As Hendon describes the art process for his works, “Getting started on creating an image I usually have some sort of graphic idea on how I want to break up the space and a rough 3 or more color palette that interest me. I save a lot of used paper, construction paper, magazine clippings and my own drawings use them collage a basic frame work to get started. I also use a lot of spray paint, an airbrush, prisma pencil and pastels to create gradients and texture. I go through a ton of matte medium and friskette to mask off areas to keep clean edges in particular spots. Depending on the assignment I will then scan in what I’ve worked on to finish digitally.”
His most recent work, Everything That Can Expire, focuses on lifespan. To see more of his work, and to visit his portfolio site, click here.
- Lee Jones