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Matthew Woodward decaying drawings

iamjapanese: Matthew Woodward(American, b.1981) Huron Street   2011 Graphite, Coffee on Paper

Matthew Woodward’s large scale drawings are truly examples of “beautiful decay” with violently drawn, torn, erased, and collaged decorative motifs that one would find on old industrial buildings of yesteryear. These floral and elaborate patterns and flourishes are taken through an intense process of aging where Woodward attacks the surface like an artistic jackhammer mining the paper for undiscovered imagery.