California-born (1974) and London, England raised, Artist Matthew Eaton is an abstract painter who explores themes of nostalgia and place using methods and materials common to graffiti, graphic design and typography. Eaton's work has been exhibited in galleries, auctions and private collections around the globe. Eaton was a founding partner in art galleries Library Street Collective and Contra Projects in Detroit. Currently Eaton is the Program Manager of Red Bull Arts Detroit and partner in Uncommon Editions, both also in Detroit. Eaton is a full time artist and arts advocate working to highlight the importance of arts and culture in everyday life.
Eaton's paintings reflect his desire to connect with nature and the incredible legacy of human arts and culture that spans generations and centuries. The language, iconography, colors and messaging of our modern and ancient worlds find a home in his work as he attempts to connect the dots in his own way.
"In the end, all I can do is continue to explore how I communicate with others, using the tools and materials I'm comfortable with. For me, this is abstract painting. Elements that hint at the influence human dialogue has played in our history while reflecting the stunning visual cues time, decay and nature have thrust upon our messages are at the center of my influence."