Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Mathieu Nozieres has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and he will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.
Mathieu is an award-winning artist based in France. Mathieu was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 12th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.
Mathieu’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting his artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.
Below are Mathieu’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
Mathieu Nozieres was born in Grenoble, France in 1988. Growing up as a free-spirited and inquisitive individual, Mathieu soon discovered his love for comic arts and drawing, naturally. It was his most interesting way to spend time, observing and experiencing the world, telling stories through his drawing. Graduating from the St. Lucas School of arts in Belgium at a young age, and armed with a basic comic drawing background, Mathieu then pursued and graduated with a Masters degree in fine arts (painting) in Belgium in 2012.
His oil paintings develops around the interest he has for mankind and the world, his topics often feature protagonists accompanied by a horse or a bird, symbolising a certain kind of freedom that surges within our desires. Mathieu's artworks are often inspired by Jean Giraud (comics), Rubens, Delacroix and Géricault (painting) and Rimbaud (poetry). Combined with a certain sense for contemporary themes, Mathieu has cherished the opportunity to bring forward the lust for the co-existence between past and present, imbuing a lingering continuity in his artworks.
Mathieu has also began to specialize his art experience and culture by teaching European art across countries like China, Belgium, France and Morocco for the last 5 years. His extensive travel has enriched his creative viewpoint and experiences, extending his main field of exploration, reflection and experimentation in his artworks.
Mathieu's paintings have been selected for showcase throughout France, Belgium, Austria, Germany, England, Netherlands and China, including his solo exhibition “Nouvelles peintures” in La Louve Gallery, Belgium; Mobil'Art 2019; the 9th Biennale of Contemporary Arts, Belgium, and Art Karlsruhe with Galerie Charron, Germany. His works also have won several awards.
Many people find comfort in knowing that a piece of great art can transcend time and culture. It gives a sense of connection to a specific place, time, or person. As a traditional artist, I strive to achieve that connection to my audience. I find painting a fantastic way to explore both my inner self and my surroundings and find inspiration in the examination of humanity and culture. I aim to show in my works the dynamic and engaging behavior between people and their environments.
Great artists like Delacroix and Géricault have always deeply moved me, which is why I do not merely want to capture beautiful images with my brushes, but also put them into continuity. Each stroke is done by my hand yet is somehow an remnant of their traditions. My artwork therefore speaks not only for me, but for anyone and everyone who is able to enjoy this unique bridge between the past, the present, and hopefully, the future.
Mathieu’s website is www.mathieunozieres.com.