Matt Pecson creates contemporary pop art portraits and paintings. His style uses bold colors and expressionist brushstrokes to evoke the passion and soul of the subjects he paints. No stencils. No reproductions. He only creates hand painted original pop art paintings.
Matt draws much of his influence from his love of art and music and from his travels. Matts work is also influenced by a condition called “synesthesia”, which is a mixing of the senses. This sometimes results in playful colorful paintings which seem to come alive with motion.
In addition to traditional canvas, Matt often employs unconventional or recycled surfaces as canvas. He uses broken or scratched records, or old wood pallets, fences or doors, or even old paintings that he finds at thrift stores.
Matt studied fine art at Mount St. Mary’s College in Maryland, with additional studies at the Corcoran School of Art and Design. Matt recently returned to painting after a 20 year hiatus. He spent most of his career working in printing and graphic design. Matt spent most of his life in the Washington DC area, but now lives and works in Sarasota, Florida.