Matthew Rucker


We live in a loud, busy and chaotic world. Someone or something is fighting for our attention at every turn. Every frame of our vision is crammed with so much stimuli, it’s hard to know what to look at - what to see. It’s hard to find peace. My paintings are my response to that chaos.

Balance is a series of hyperminimalist (hyperrealism + minimalism) oil paintings that embrace simplicity, lightness and tranquility.

The singular subject in each painting is a portrait of someone dear to me, depicted as an animal.

Open Studio Hours:

Saturdays noon-4pm, 1st Thursdays, all building-wide events, and by appointment