Everyday People: Astoria artist finds depth in two dimensions

For Matthew Palmgren, the process of art and design is a way for him to work out his thoughts.

The two-dimensional art hanging in his studio at 14th Street Studios in Astoria has a similar style. Paper, transfer and paint are layered on top of each other on wood with a ground and finish that makes some elements pop forward.

“I started making paintings on plexiglass that would sort of step back into space,” Palmgren said. “And then I sort of condensed all that into one single plane.”

His most recent work also layers images, but on paper, which Palmgren said requires him to be even more calculated.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 12:22pm