Matthew Porter – Go West

Matthew Porter: ‘Sunset Blvd.’, 2015, Archival pigment print, signed numbered, titled en verso, edition of 5 plus 2 artist’s proofs, size: 35.5 x 44 in. (90.2 x 111.8 cm).  Price on Request

About this Artwork

Photographer Matthew Porter goes big on concept, but fine on details. His pictures are arresting for their feelings of stillness—at a car chase’s peak moment, or while the Hindenburg floats over the American West—as well as the crisp colors and punctilious construction. It’s a studied spontaneity, a way to make portraits of frozen energy, of time put on pause.

About Matthew Porter

Matthew Porter (b.1975, Pennsylvania) received his BA from Bard College in 1998 and his MFA from Bard-ICP in 2006. Porter was profiled in The New York Times and included in the “After Photoshop” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum Art (New York, 2012), as well as the International Center of Photography Museum’s “Perspectives 2010.” Recent exhibitions include “Greet the Dust” at M+B (Los Angeles), and group shows at Frank Elbaz (Paris) and Koenig & Clinton (New York). Porter’s curatorial projects include “Seven Summits” at Mount Tremper Arts, “The Crystal Chain” at INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, and “Bedtime for Bonzo” at M+B, which was an ARTFORUM Critics’ Pick in 2011. He is the co-editor of Blind Spot magazine Issue 45, and his writings and interviews have been featured in Triple Canopy, Blind Spot, ARTFORUM.com and Canteen. Porter teaches part time at Parsons The New School for Design in New York, and his work is included in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art. Porter lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

More Artwork by Matthew Porter

Matthew Porter: ‘Gold Hill’, 2015, Archival pigment print, signed numbered, titled en verso, edition of 5 plus 2 artist’s proofs, size: 37.25 x 46.25 in. (94.6 x 117.5 cm.).  Price on Request

Matthew Porter: ‘Downtown’, 2008, Archival pigment print, signed numbered, titled en verso, edition of 5 plus 2 artist’s proofs, size: 37.25 x 46.25 in. (94.6 x 117.5 cm.).  Price on Request

Matthew Porter: ‘Lonely are the Brave’, 2008, Archival pigment print, signed numbered, titled en verso, edition of 5 plus 2 artist’s proofs, size: 23.75 x 29.5 in. (60.3 x 74.9 cm). Price on Request

Matthew Porter: ‘Startled Birds’, 2007, Archival pigment print, signed numbered, titled en verso, edition of 5 plus 2 artist’s proofs, size: 30 x 40 in. (76 x 102 cm). Price on Request

Matthew Porter: ‘Final Flight’, 2007, Archival pigment print, signed numbered, titled en verso, edition of 5 plus 2 artist’s proofs, size: 30 x 40 in. (76 x 102 cm). Price on Request

Matthew Porter- High Lonsome

Matthew Porter: ‘Giant’, 2008, Archival pigment ink print face-mounted on non-glare Plexi in custom frame, signed numbered, titled en verso, edition of 5 plus 2 artist’s proofs, size: 14 x 17 in. (76 x 102 cm). Price on Request