Born in 1982, Boise, ID, US
Lives and works in Bozeman, MT, US
M.F.A., Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, CA, US
B.F.A., University of Miami, FL, US
Matthew Chambers is in a constant dialog with the history of representational and abstract painting — he internalizes this dialog in his own practice by conceiving of the latter as an extension of the former. His fast, dirty, and wry representational practice is a study in the theft of images from art history and from pop culture, which bubble up through his own fevered imagination. For Chambers, the only way to deal with our overloaded culture of images is to articulate and regurgitate all that he ingests.