Featured Artist Vincent Mattina

The mixed media and digital work of artist Vincent Mattina often focuses on the interplay of the old world and new technology, and their effect on our lives. Learn more about this artist and his work by visiting his website.

 

“Delta Waves” Mixed Media Assemblage, 22" x 33" x 5" by artist Vincent Mattina. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Delta Waves” Mixed Media Assemblage, 22″ x 33″ x 5″

 

As long as I can remember I wanted to become an artist. My first memory was in kindergarten where I was recognized by the whole class because I could draw the best Batmobile!

 

“Gone Fission” Digital, 20" x 16" by artist Vincent Mattina. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Gone Fission” Digital, 20″ x 16″

 

My parents and teachers encouraged my love of drawing through grade school and into high school. It was at this time that I decided to take my skills to the next level and get an art degree. After taking fine art and graphic design at a local junior college, I went on to Columbus Collage of Art and Design, where I received my BFA in illustration.

 

“Blind Faith” Mixed Media Assemblage, 22" x 30" x 7" by artist Vincent Mattina. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Blind Faith” Mixed Media Assemblage, 22″ x 30″ x 7″

 

My first job was in the garment industry where I started designing graphics for t-shirts. I decided to move to California and absorb myself with greater challenges. I found opportunities working in marketing, fashion and advertising. I stayed in the industry for twenty-seven years.

 

“From Sea to Shining Sea” Digital, 32" x 16" by artist Vincent Mattina. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“From Sea to Shining Sea” Digital, 32″ x 16″

 

In 2016, I decided to focus on becoming a full-time fine artist and moved to Utah. In Utah, I am inspired by an outdoor lifestyle, open spaces and a constant awe of the mountains. I still do a bit of advertising and marketing to pay the bills and keep up to date on design trends.

 

“Soft Construction” Mixed Media Assemblage, 24" x 28" x 10" by artist Vincent Mattina. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Soft Construction” Mixed Media Assemblage, 24″ x 28″ x 10″

 

I became fluent in software programs such as Photoshop in my corporate environment. Here I found a new tool to create my fine art.

 

“Low Tide” Digital, 24" x 20" by artist Vincent Mattina. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Low Tide” Digital, 24″ x 20″

 

I’ve also become interested in Steampunk and recycled art, which works well with my love of surrealism. I kept my digital and assemblage art separated up until recently. Now I have integrated the two mediums of digital and found objects into mixed media assemblages. My go-to tool is the computer, but you can often find me enthralled inside an antique store or flea market.

 

“Wild Life” Assemblage, 13" x 14" x 12"by artist Vincent Mattina. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Wild Life” Assemblage, 13″ x 14″ x 12″

 

I am inspired by old and new technologies—how each advance affects us and penetrates our communities and values. I feel very strongly about the environment and how our earth is not an infinite resource. Lastly but not least, I am a Christian who strives to give my art a deeper spiritual meaning.

 

“Youth in Asia” Digital, 16" x 20" by artist Vincent Mattina. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Youth in Asia” Digital, 16″ x 20″

 

My work has been featured in magazines, won awards and sold at galleries throughout the country.

 

"May God thy Gold Refine” Digital, 32" x 16" by artist Vincent Mattina. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“May God thy Gold Refine” Digital, 32″ x 16”

 

My goal is to be able to support myself solely on my fine art and not have to work in the corporate community anymore.

 

Artist Vincent Mattina invites you to follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Flickr.

 

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Comments

  1. Karen Joslin says:

    Love your work, Vincent. Super cool!

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