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Artist to Watch: Matt Paweski

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Los Angeles based artist-designer Matt Paweski creates riveting sculpture out materials used for furniture: birch plywood, steel, enamel, and copper rivets.
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  Matt Paweski says of his sculptural work, which is influenced by two-dimensional drawing, that "The sculptures build volume through slight shifts in plane, in physical cuts in material and the colors layered over them. The works continually reference aspects of furniture as a starting point, both structurally and materially."  Photo by: Brian W. Ferry
    Matt Paweski says of his sculptural work, which is influenced by two-dimensional drawing, that "The sculptures build volume through slight shifts in plane, in physical cuts in material and the colors layered over them. The works continually reference aspects of furniture as a starting point, both structurally and materially."

    Photo by: Brian W. Ferry

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  A glimpse into Matt Paweski's Los Angeles studio with photographer Brian W. Ferry. Ferry first saw Paweski's work in South Willard gallery in early 2012, and shot the artist at work in early 2013.  Photo by: Brian W. Ferry
    A glimpse into Matt Paweski's Los Angeles studio with photographer Brian W. Ferry. Ferry first saw Paweski's work in South Willard gallery in early 2012, and shot the artist at work in early 2013.

    Photo by: Brian W. Ferry

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  Matt Paweski's Corner (Jade), 2014. Euro-beech hardwood, steel, copper rivets, enamel, and wax. Image courtesy of the artist and Herald St, London.
    Matt Paweski's Corner (Jade), 2014. Euro-beech hardwood, steel, copper rivets, enamel, and wax. Image courtesy of the artist and Herald St, London.
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    Photo by: Brian W. Ferry

    Photo by: Brian W. Ferry

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  Matt Paweski's Slanted Plaques (Teal), 2014. Euro-Beech hardwood, steel, copper rivets, enamel, and wax. Image courtesy of the artist and Herald St, London.
    Matt Paweski's Slanted Plaques (Teal), 2014. Euro-Beech hardwood, steel, copper rivets, enamel, and wax. Image courtesy of the artist and Herald St, London.
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  Ferry says of Paweski, "Matt speaks a distinctive visual language that is manifested in his wood & metal-based sculptures."  Photo by: Brian W. Ferry
    Ferry says of Paweski, "Matt speaks a distinctive visual language that is manifested in his wood & metal-based sculptures."

    Photo by: Brian W. Ferry

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  Matt Paweski's Chapel, 2013. Birch plywood, steel, enamel, copper rivets, and wax. Image courtesy of the artist and Herald St, London.
    Matt Paweski's Chapel, 2013. Birch plywood, steel, enamel, copper rivets, and wax. Image courtesy of the artist and Herald St, London.
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  Another of Paweski's painted plywood sculptures. You can also find Paweski's work at Studio Spruzzi, a studio he recently launched with his partner Gillian Garcia producing multifunctional lighting. 

Shown here, Stacked Plaques (Navy), 2014; birch plywood, beech hardwood, steel, copper rivets, enamel, and wax. Image courtesy of the artist and Herald St, London.
    Another of Paweski's painted plywood sculptures. You can also find Paweski's work at Studio Spruzzi, a studio he recently launched with his partner Gillian Garcia producing multifunctional lighting. Shown here, Stacked Plaques (Navy), 2014; birch plywood, beech hardwood, steel, copper rivets, enamel, and wax. Image courtesy of the artist and Herald St, London.
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  Matt Paweski's Square Knot (Red), 2014. Euro-beech hardwood, steel, copper rivets, enamel, and wax. Image courtesy of the artist and Herald St, London.
    Matt Paweski's Square Knot (Red), 2014. Euro-beech hardwood, steel, copper rivets, enamel, and wax. Image courtesy of the artist and Herald St, London.

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