Walter Eric Matthews

Region: South


City / State: Tampa, FL

For me the process of painting is a mode of thinking. Paintings should sweat, they should exist in a state of anxiety that reflects their maker.

I revel in the capacity of the hand and the automatic mark to manifest forms arrived at through an ongoing dialogue with the work itself. I search for paintings rather than executing them. My sources range from illuminated manuscripts to late modernist painting, frequencies, and airbrush techniques.

I do not linger needlessly when the conditions for discovery are lost. I retune my painting practice, and a new cycle begins.