“I love flat colors, good stories, rock and roll music, thin crust pizza, beer, the kinks, Stuart Davis, dogs, cats, Picasso, lizards, owls, bears, the desert, Alex Steinweiss, the Beatles, cheese, bread, ghost stories, the sun, coffee, Led Zeppelin, friends and family, eggs, Robert Pollard, water heaters, Jim Flora, air conditioning, Charley Harper, furnaces, fireplaces, the mountains, the forests, the birds of the air, the fish of the streams, the beasts of the land. And I love good metaphors. These are the ingredients in varying levels I try to put into my art. Because they are some of the things I love. I hope you do too.”
Oklahoma City artist Matt Goad has been working professionally as a graphic designer and illustrator for over 20 years and venturing into the realm of paintings on canvas in 2007. Whimsical, geometric, simple and complex, his paintings of animals and nature draw inspiration from classic graphic design and pop art reproduction of the mid 20th century. The discovery of woodcut printing during college was a major turning point in Matt’s development of his illustration style he refers to as “chunkism,” utilizing stencils and acrylics to create a world where nature and geometry meet and have a baby.