Matt Makela – Artworks

Artist Statement

My work is captured energy.
The abstractions I create are the result of time, emotion, subconscious, consciousness, memory, craft and technique. Energy is applied with inspired strokes to begin a conversation that takes me to new places. I heal through painting, and communicate with my art. I love creating something new and from my mind’s eye. Using abstraction, I can speak in different ways to each viewer, as these unique forms allow for infinite interpretations. For this reason, I believe these artworks are larger than life and exist in a space and time all their own.

-Matt Makela

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“The Crossing” Juried Show. Hygienic Gallery. Mar 2023. Honorable Mention.

“Collage 2023″Juried show. West Hartford Art League. Feb. 2023

“Collective Chaos”-Group Show. Hygienic Gallery. New London, CT Apr-May 2022

“The Crossing” Juried show, Hygienic Gallery, New London, CT. March. 2022

“Art=Gift” Holiday Show, Hygienic Gallery, New London, CT. Nov. 2021

“97TH Annual Fall Art Show” Gallery 53, Meriden, CT. Oct, 2021

“Multiplicity – Psyche, Culture and Change in 2020”. Juried Show. Loft Artists Association, Stamford, CT. Nov. 2020

“CT+6: 2020 EXHIBIT” Juried show. West Hartford Art League. Hartford, CT. Sept. 2020.

“The Crossing” juried show. Hygienic Gallery. New London, CT. March, 2020

“Tapped Heads” solo show. Barley Head Brewery. Mystic, CT. Jan, 2020

“Art=Gift” Hygienic Gallery, New London, CT. Nov. 2019
– “Doppelganger” joint exhibit. Emporium Gallery. Mystic, CT. June, 2010
– “The Fourth Crossing” Hygienic Gallery juried exhibition – Apr.-May 2009
– “Moments, Matter and Cosmic Order” – group show. Hygienic Gallery 2008
– “Third Crossing”, annual juried exhibition, Hygienic Gallery – April 2008 : first prize.
– “Art=Gift”, Hygienic Gallery – Dec. 2008
– “Zone” , solo show. Emporium Gallery. Mystic, CT. Nov, 2008
– “New Abstracts”, Pearl of the Thames Cafe. Groton, CT – October, 2008
– “ACGOW Regional Art Exhibit”, juried show – Westerly, RI. May, 2007
– “The Second Crossing”, annual juried exhibition, Hygienic Gallery –New London, CT , Mar. 2007
– “Invitational Small Works Show”, Joyce Ellen Gallery.New London, CT, Dec. 2006
– “Art in the Atrium” – New London, CT, Nov. – Dec. 2006

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