Matthew Paul Cleary

Equilibrium : The Balance Between Order and Chaos


"There is a delicate balance in everything we do.  Accepting what is beyond our control is an existential condition that is familiar to all of us. 

 
matthewportrait.jpg

"My work celebrates a balance between chance and intent.  A particular place where I feel a harmony between the forces of nature and, the decisions made during the process. 

 

Matthew Paul Cleary

Empire, 2015

Mixed Media on Vellum (Diptych)

96 inches x 96 inches

$9000 or $900 down payment / financing through Art Money

Purchase

"Although the basis on which I make my decisions vary between intuition, formal relationships, color theory, and experimentation, they are always informed by natural processes that go beyond my intention.

 

Matthew Paul Cleary

Turns Out It's Not Flat, 2008

Mixed Media on Vellum

40 1/2 inches x 40 1/2 inches

$6400

Purchase

"Similar to Japanese ink painting or, much like the art of Calligraphy, there is a lifetime of opportunity to move forward within these disciplines while never achieving complete control.

 

Matthew Paul Cleary

Elephant, 2008

Mixed Media on Vellum

40 1/2 inches x 40 1/2 inches

Not for Sale


"My effort in painting is to find some existing order in chaos and work within that order.  

 

Matthew Paul Cleary

Lava, 2010

Mixed Media on Vellum (Triptych)

60 inches x 16 inches

$4600

Purchase

"There is a place that I search for, an almost “in between place”, once I find myself there; I aim to preserve it, work with it, and grow with it."

 

Matthew Paul Cleary

Balancing Left of Center, 2008

Mixed Media on Vellum

30 inches x 24 1/2 inches

$3000

Purchase

Matthew Paul Cleary

Bull Primate, 2011

Mixed Media on Vellum

18 inches x 14 inches

$1100

Purchase