R. Matthew Bollinger is an American contemporary painter. His studio process stems from the intersection of art and architecture.

Born in Germany and raised in Colorado and New Mexico, he received his M.F.A. in painting from San Francisco Art Institute in 2012 and his M.Arch from the University of New Mexico in 2010.

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My work represents the convergence of traditional painting/drawing techniques, architectural principles, and various forms of digital technology. These creative disciplines are often considered separate but share overlying aesthetic principles, elements, and methodologies. In the studio–my experiments and iterations are conditioned by the architectural filters of site, section, elevation, and plan in a conceptual exploration of materials, place, and technology.

My interests lie in the hybrid practices of repetition, appropriation, decontextualization, and layering within the context of placing digital and traditional studio techniques, side-by-side. This interplay and ephemeral dialogue instigates an interdisciplinary vocabulary that is abstracted, refined, and resolved.

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