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Matt Konar

Matt Konar

Loomis, CA

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Konar's work is both light and dark in subject, approaching at every turn both the whimsical and the mischievous.
He uses the canvas as a stage to capture moments of love and heroism, as well as times of human folly. His characters come from real life, from songs, from poems and from stories. All the stories take place under a starry sky with the drama of the constellations. Unexpected details are presented through the book on a shelf, the image in a mirror, the wallpaper pattern, an individual leaf, and many other visual gestures waiting to be unlocked by the viewer.
His technique of using glaze upon glaze creates colors that are deep, rich and vibrant. There is a profound sense of mystery, nuance, symbolism and timelessness in the scenes he depicts.
Of his process Konar says, "I work mostly in oils and the progress of each work is slow and sometimes tedious - my oils are built with glaze upon glaze, and detail upon detail. For me technique and investment of time are always subservient to achieving the final effect in the painting. I'm driven by and find my greatest satisfaction in what I create as a final work and not the process."
Other artists have dubbed him "the storyteller" and have said that his paintings "speak to the soul".

Matt & his wife Denise presently enjoy living in Northern California, nearer their three children and grandchildren, but dearly miss their true four seaons Virginia home, Washington DC and the cities of the east coast.

"Jesus in Blue Jeans" was awarded Best of Show in PlacerArts 30th Jubilee 2013 Open Juried Show. "Ship of Fools" was also in the show.

All work in this gallery is the original work of Matt Konar. It is for sale, 2010 Matt Konar
and, as such, is protected by US & International Copyright laws

 

Victoria by Matt Konar

 

Orion over Tahoe Winter by Matt Konar

 

Immanuel by Matt Konar

 

Bread and the Fruit of the Vine by Matt Konar

 

Mischling by Matt Konar

 

Tahoe a long time ago by Matt Konar

 

Psalm One by Matt Konar

 

Just Before Dawn by Matt Konar

 

. . . they elected her to tell their story . . . by Matt Konar

 

The Judgement The Unseen and The Rendering by Matt Konar

 

Polish Immigrant by Matt Konar

 

Reading is Magic pg 1 by Matt Konar

 

Reading is Magic by Matt Konar

 

Jack of Hearts by Matt Konar

 

Innocence by Matt Konar

 

There is a house in New Orleans by Matt Konar

 

Mother sewed my first blue jeans by Matt Konar

 

And the only time he is satisfied ... by Matt Konar

 

Garden Under Ursa Major by Matt Konar

 

Wisdom Heals by Matt Konar

 

Leaving Algol ... by Matt Konar

 

I See A Good Moon Arising by Matt Konar

 

The Knocker by Matt Konar

 

The seed The price and The conflict by Matt Konar

 

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing by Matt Konar

 

The Good Marriage by Matt Konar

 

No More Milk ... by Matt Konar

 

Cat Island by Matt Konar

 

The Gleaners by Matt Konar

 

Fishing by Matt Konar

 

Jesus in Blue Jeans by Matt Konar

 

Lincoln Highway by Matt Konar

 

Hope by Matt Konar

 

Eden Dawn by Matt Konar

 

Light and the Darkest Night by Matt Konar

 

Ship of Fools by Matt Konar

 

Eridanus and The Golden Rule by Matt Konar

 

The Elephant Ambulance and Cookies by Matt Konar

 

Paridiso by Matt Konar

 

Beginning a Book by Matt Konar

 

Exhausted After the Climb by Matt Konar

 

Sunken Ships by Matt Konar

 

She Joyfully Swims by Matt Konar

 

Hobbit Land by Matt Konar

 

This Magical Land by Matt Konar

 

Fighting Orcs and Giant Spiders by Matt Konar

 

Hiding from the Wraith Rider ... by Matt Konar

 

Courage ... by Matt Konar