Working out of Brooklyn, NY, Matthew Hassell is an avid painter and independent art critic. He earned a BFA from University of Connecticut before completing his MFA at Pratt Institute. His evenings are spent viewing art while his days are busy painting and writing reviews of work he has seen. Matthew's writing has appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYC ArtParasites, Idiom, and is self-published in his own personal blog titled Fragments and Reconstructions. Having partaken in various group shows since moving to New York five years ago, his work has earned him a selection in NY Art Magazine’s 30 Artists to Watch in 2012.
About this work, Spatial Vectors:
“ These compositions are comprised of burned or heat inscribed line work on vellum. The drawings contain three triangles all sharing a common point of origin. Tied to this one point, the relationship between the forms remains otherwise undefined.In moving the forms back and forth with their imagination, the work essentially becomes about the malleable or collapsible nature of visual space for the viewer.” -Matthew Hassell