Matthew Linden King
Matthew Linden King's (M.F.A., painting, 2015) work explores the translation of written language into a visual parlance. Using centuries-old hymn texts as a point of departure, he creates abstract paintings that directly reference ideas and theologies embedded within the texts. He relies on the subject matter, structure and cadence of these hymns to guide the process of the paintings, all the while exploring contemporary materials to communicate the relevance of the hymn texts to today. He has exhibited throughout the Southeast and his work has been collected in numerous private collections.