Melissa Benedek is a contemporary artist who finds beauty and magic in abstract creations. Born and raised in New York City, she was introduced to art at a very early age. Her father owned an art gallery in Soho and her mother, an Interior Designer who also curated various art shows. Given this combination, it was only natural that Melissa developed a true passion for art and design, as well as an intimate understanding of how they influence and inspire us.
Melissa’s direction today is based solely on her artwork. Her portfolio demonstrates colors, textures and movement with fluid brushstrokes that intersect, overlap and react with one another. This technique makes her art pop and come alive. Melissa believes that abstract art has no standard interpretation, therefore allowing the viewer the freedom to have their own thoughts and feelings about a piece of art. She feels that is what makes the viewing of art such a personal and unique experience.
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Hailing from Philadelphia where he grew up in the 1980s, Matthew has always been inspired by the bright colors, heavy dimensions, and bold lines of the graffiti scene of that era.
He carries the duality of wanting to be in control of his art while also desiring that the viewers of his paintings experience their own emotional reaction. Ultimately he wants to create a feeling of communication and connection through his art.
Matthew’s influences include Mark Rothko, Jean Michel Basquiat, Wassily Kandinsky, and Donald Joseph White “DONDI.”