Juxtapoz // Friday, August 28, 2015
The Lonely Island will be presenting a one night solo exhibition "Bay Area Toile" by Matt Ritchie (aka Matt136) at Athen B. Gallery in Oakland, CA. For the show, The Lonely Island comissioned wallpaper that will pay tribute to the Bay Area. Inspired by a "Brooklyn Toile" created by Mike D of the Beastie Boys, the wallpaper will feature Alice Waters, Angela Davis, Joe Montana, E-40, Too $hort, Mac Dre and many more of your favorite Bay Area icons.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
This Saturday, August 2nd, Spoke Art will present the latest solo show by Bay Area artist Matt Ritchie aka Matt136. Titled “Confero” the show is a collection of small hand cut wood pieces individually painted and assembled to create larger inclusive combinations. Matt’s new body of work pays homage to a plethora of cultural interests and subjects from the artist’s past.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
A few weeks prior to Patrick O'Connell's in-depth interview with "Imagination Issue" artist Matt Ritchie, photographer Chloe Rice and I went to pay him a visit in his home studio and wood shop in Castro Valley, CA, and submerged ourselves in the hand-carved, scratched and painted world that he has created for over two decades. That world is aesthetically tiny...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
This Saturday, December 21st, from 1-2 pm there will be a signing at Zerofriends, SF with "Imagination Issue" artists Alex Pardee, Jorma Taccone (of The Lonely Island), Matt Ritchie, and photographer Chloe Rice. Get your January, Imagination Issue signed and if you don't have one yet you can get one there! (They will probably sign other things for you too...)
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Juxtapoz' 20th year begins with a special issue curated by Alex Pardee. "The Imagination Issue" is just that: a look into the special worlds and imaginative universes created by some of our favorite artists and creatives working in the world today. From David Copperfield's world of magic, the Lonely Island's original brand of parody and music, inside Wolvesmouth's kitchen, and into the studios of fine artists Charlie Immer, Tara McPherson, Greg "Craola" Simkins, Scott C, and more. "The Imagination Issue" explores where creativity can take you, where it was born, and how an artist can transform the regular into a special world for us to share.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 03, 2012
One of the best parts of working on the Halloween issue was editing it. Evan, myself and Trent, the art director, spent weeks tightening up the layout, moving articles around, coming up with a color scheme, deleting all of the "umms", "likes" and awkward pauses from everyones interviews...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
There are no amount of jpgs or bandwidth that can convey the beauty that is Matt Ritchie's creativity. His artwork is simply something that HAS to be experienced in person. You see, in a subculture overrun with overstimulation, instant gratification and the notion that "bigger is always better", Matt Ritchie has taken an unheard-of approach to his art: subtlety, persistence, and passion.