Featured Artist Matthew Mahler, Elevating Painting to the Next Level
I met Matthew Mahler through my brother Dan. We both had the extreme fortune of attending Smithtown High School, on Long Island. Smithtown's art program is incredible, providing exposure for students as young as 13 to figure drawing, challenging teaching and the idea that art is far more than an easy credit.
Over the years, I've seen Mr. Mahler's work progress... first, painterly, abstract, heavy . Today — geometrical, fantastical... with a risque color palette.
After the jump, an interview with the talented, passionate artist boasting a love/hate relationship with New York City.