Artists of the Month - Matthew McDonnell

“My painting is a sensual combination of surrealism and cubism.” 

- Matthew McDonnell


Born in Brooklyn, Matthew McDonnell was raised a block away from the Brooklyn Museum. There, the collection of Eskimo masks, totem poles, and hieroglyphic Egyptian caskets left a lasting impression on him of the power of mystery, the occult, and the figure in art. 


Matthew’s work is always of the figure. He multiplies figurations using hint and enigma, interlacing the imagery like a puzzle. He suggests the possible without delineating the actual. Hidden and veiled, joined or dispersed, the human figure 

is always still there.