Matt Josef – Featured Artist
on his journey to
wilderness has divided his thoughts:
and a child will always be forgotten.
what can be taught
that nature has not already proven
the will of man is beyond
its primal instinct
—the screams of the universe—
an inglorious resurrection
hidden in the maze of the beast
we shall hunt.
we shall be enhanced.
we shall be as nature,
our servant. our master.
the capacity of power is
by powerful destroyers.
a dream of evolution.
we are chasing mechanized-self—
the eternal steed
that exists only in fairy tales.
this will not stop us.
nothing will until it is complete.
are the incidentals beyond survival
included in survival?
are these remaining memories
from life inside the machine?
will the earth swallow itself
frame animalistic, a more evolved
man, to discover.
by LORIN DREXLER
Born & raised in Oklahoma, Matt has had his hands in creating art his entire life. He has spent more than fifteen years now honing his personal style, experimenting with a variety of techniques, mediums & subject matters. A self-taught artist, Matt has had over thirty studios throughout CO, NM, OR, OK, WA & AZ.
Fluctuating between the subject matters of equine, southwestern, floral, abstract & modern. Matt is primarily a painter, intuitively composing works of art to capture emotion, reflect energy & blend the worlds of tradition imagery with contemporary abstract.
Matt Josef’s life mission in three simple words; create, travel, impact.
To create anything &everything that comes from within, without limitations of size, space or funding. That has been the dream since childhood.
Experience through travel & adventure, fuel the inspirbehind the art. To get the art on the walls of homes, businesses, galleries & museums in every major art market & country in the world.
The heart behind the art is to impact lives & make a difference locally & globally. To partner with organizations in everything from clean water projects, equine therapy, horse rescue, orphanages, art education, etc.. Matt is also working towards creating a unique foundation that will become a horse & art ranch in the mountains. To provide facilities, tools & resources to make dreams into realities for countless individuals.
What is Gen Society?
Gen Society is an art space blog for visual art and creative writing collaborations, and other randomizations. Hosted by writer and musician, Lorin Drexler, this online venue is an expressive experience for those interested in the world of the arts. It is a literary journey through the hearts and minds of contemporary artists in practice and a reflection of those that have long passed.
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