While many artists focus on beauty, Matt is showing us the ugly. The humor of each piece overrides how well they are painted. At this colorful series of child’s portraits, he introduces in our art deco ugliness. I like how his attention to detail and skills as a draftsman are obvious.
Matt Borruso is a visual artist who lives and works in San Francisco. He has had solo exhibitions at Steven Wolf Fine Arts, 2nd Floor Projects, and Mina Dresden in San Francisco, and at Black Ball Projects in Brooklyn. He has participated in group exhibitions at Anna Kustera, New York; Et al. etc., San Francisco; Sister, Los Angeles; Derek Eller, New York; and Exile Projects, Berlin. In 2014 his work was included in Allegorical Procedures: Bay Area Collage, 1950-Present at San Francisco State University. He publishes under his imprint Visible Publications, and his books are in the library collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the International Center for Photography. Borruso received his MFA from Yale University in 2004 and his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2002.