Matt Hansel

Matt Hansel

Matt Hansel °1977 America

Brooklyn-based artist Matt Hansel literally and figuratively deconstructs the historical painting, manipulating and folding his canvases to create a surreal and immersive visual experience. Layering imagery from classical painting with warped cartoons and trompe l'oeil figures, Hansel’s work plays with visual absurdity and challenges perspective. Says the artist of his paintings, “These are fake history paintings. More specifically, these are paintings of ceremonies that surround fictitious historic moments. These paintings speak to our need for communal activities and how those activities are being constantly redefined by history.”


Matt Hansel
Going Out In Style Is Going Out Of Fashion, 2019
Oil and Flashe Paint on Linen
24”x 20”x 1.5"


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