PAINTINGS A DAY
Matt Sesow’s 31 Days in July
SESOW VIDEO • Matt explains what he painted during January 2009
Matt is a full-time painter…
living and painting in Washington, DC. Painting and on the web since 1994.
Sesow produces an uncommon and somewhat obsessive number of paintings from Washington, DC.
From an artquotes.com interview
Article from: ARTNEWSBLOG.com
Written by Dion Archibald
Washington, DC artist Sesow just finished his 31 Days in July project for 2013. Matt and his painter wife Dana Ellyn began the 31 days project way back in 2003. They each create paintings a day inspired by the news of that day. The artists started out using the front page of the Washington Post newspaper each day but must have found it lacking. So they now use a variety of local and international news sources like Democracy Now, Al Jazeera, RT, and the Guardian. I used to think art and politics should never mix and to a small extant I still believe that, but as each year passes and I learn more about the system that controls us and keeps us stupid, it’s hard not to say something using art.
Hero 30 x 40 inches. I’m guessing this painting called “Hero” is of the US soldier Bradley Manning. Manning is the system’s lesson for we the sheep: Don’t question authority and definitely don’t expose the system’s lies and corruption or you’ll end up in prison.
Take no Prisoners, 30 x 40 inches. This is obviously Barack Obama, but I’m not sure what the news report was about.
Little Prince, 30 x 40 inches. This must be about the new baby lizard born in the United Kingdom. Prince George of Cambridge they called it. Funny name for a lizard..lol See more of Matt’s awesome work from the 31 Days in July series at his website here. More about the project and the works of Dana Ellyn can be found at the 31 days project website here. Matt’s work is also very affordable. He’s an independent artist selling a lot of his work online.
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