My art explores the ongoing presence of the digital age and its impact on the fabric of our contemporary lifestyle. My work connects with spiritualism, environmentalism and the ever expanding realm of technology. I establish familiar visual cues regarding time and space, then arrange them into densely textured representations.
Often times themes are combined of man-made objects set against natural world imagery often embellishing symbolic details. The juxtaposition of past, present and future establishes a dream-like quality and suggests a distinct worldly realm out of time.
I start the process with a sketch and then work with the computer and my photography for digital colleges. I also create assemblage pieces in my personal studio space at home. Although it may not be readily apparent, each series is linked by recurring concerns. The subject matter of each piece determines the colors, architecture, form and images used to create it.
Each series consists of multiple works grouped around specific themes and meanings. I consistently research varied topics creating new areas of interest which complements the next body of work.
Vincent Mattina is a multidisciplinary artist who works in digital, mixed media, photography and assemblage art. His richly detailed work transports you to an alternate reality where science, nature and spirituality evolve. His distinctive personal style emanates a surreal and mysterious quality that evokes the spirit and atmosphere from another existence.
Born in St. Louis, Mattina began his love affair with art when he was first able to hold a pencil. This interest was cultivated during his teenage years and further developed in college where he received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Fine Art and Illustration at Columbus College of Art and Design. After graduation he moved out of the Midwest and into the Los Angeles area where worked as a Graphic Designer, Art Director and then Creative Director. There he became fluent in Photoshop and found a new tool to create his art.
At the end of 2016 he moved to Salt Lake City pursuing a better quality of life. Here he is continually inspired by the natural beauty, open spaces and the majestic local mountains. He is often juried into major shows at the Springville Museum of Art, a key promoter and contributor to local artists. Vincent’s solo show “Timescapes”, was featured at the prestigious Finch Lane Gallery.
He was praised in a 15 Bytes article by Geoff Wichert on his show, “Sleepless”, where the artist explored his reluctant dependency on his CPAP machine. “Anyone can, and likely does, feel a strong connection between consciousness and floating, dreaming and drowning, or even sleep and death; in this way, Vincent Mattina’s sleep-deprived suffering becomes a meditation to share.”
His artwork is included in numerous private art collections throughout the U.S. as well as being published and collected internationally.