Matthew Rangel

Artist

I didn’t see much depth to the world around me until I started drawing. One of my professors taught me that drawing is about understanding your subject rather than just copying it. As such, drawing has become a way for me to see, understand, and perceive. Drawing for me has always been an observational exercise that enables me to inquire through creative means and develop deep lasting visual connections with the forms that beckon me, challenge me, and inspire me.

With respect to my topographic projection drawings, the act of drawing these mountain forms conjures distinct and layered memories of place and also beckons for further field explorations that place myself deeper within my representations. Additionally, I can construct vast expanses and contemplate natural systems through an embodied process that demands firsthand experience in the field.

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