Resident Artist: Christopher Hall
Our featured artist in 2013 is Matthew Warren.
Born in 1982 on the Island of Guernsey off the coast of France, Warren studied for his BFA at the University of The West of England, where he graduated with Honors, before undertaking his MFA at OTIS college of Art and Design in Los Angeles.
His art practice explores methods of representation stemming from American popular culture, which he masterfully expresses through drawing, sculpture and performative strategies. His artistic perspective on America is unique, enhanced through living in the environment of his investigation and production.
For his recent work he has recycled Hollywood’s iconography in the form of movie posters, by creating a series of drawings in 3B pencil which reflect the essence of chosen films selected for their relevance in pop culture. The design and composition of the posters are influenced by the films characters and themes, and draw inspiration from the movies color palette and imagery.
Each poster dissects the films narrative and chooses a singular image, which frames the film in a fresh way depicting its spirit and cult status.
Warrens work can be found in a number of public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad, and has been in numerous exhibitions worldwide. He currently lives and works in Great Britain and Los Angeles.
To learn more about the artist please visit www.TheExiledElite.com
681 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
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Chris Hall (Resident Artist)
The Other Venice Film Festival
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Program Guide 2013