Motivated by a strong sense of self and a prolific creative spirit, Chicago’s rising star Matthew Lew’s extensive body of work is marked by bold individuality and a subtle understanding of the fluidity of life. With a heart rooted firmly in Chicago but a traveler’s spirit, Matthew Lew creates a multifaceted visual language that speaks to an ever-evolving contemporary world, exemplified in his current show, Chicago POP.
Chicago Pop captures Matthew’s inner spirit, each piece, a bold representation of color, form, balance and humor based on his love and passion for his city of residence, Chicago. The collection is representative of the city’s architecture however reinterpreted by the artist’s tongue and cheek gestures. One of his pieces meant to represent Marina Towers by acclaimed architect Bertrand Goldberg is titled “Corn Cobbs”. The artist transformed this concrete structure into a colorful and bold graphic and integrated corn syrup into his medium. Running until the end of March.
Matthew Lew Fine Art
415 North Sangamon
312.929.2593, by appointment