On this episode I sat down with artist Matt Goad. He began is art career in graphic design and illustration in the mid 90 to early 90's. Woodblock printing and it’s hard edged graphic aesthetic helped inform Goad’s modern style which he would take into the realm of paintings in the mid 2000s. Passionate about color and composition his modern linear approach utilizes interlocking identifiable symbols and shapes in a compositional flow that pulls the viewer through a narrative. Whimsical, geometric, simple and complex, Goad’s work is easily accessible to the public and enjoyed by many, young and old, and across cultural identities.
I had a great time talking with Matt, he's a petrolhead! Loves German automobiles and Japanese bikes. He loves music, plays guitar and has centered in many bands over the years. He's currently gearing up for a huge project next year. The OKC Airport expansion is taking place and he's designed a monster piece for it. As he said in the interview, "everyone going through OKC is now going to walk all over Matt Goad." A joke I sense he's said a few times.
Matt's a huge part of the art culture here in Oklahoma. His unique style is very recognizable. Lots of bold colors and wild shapes. Its pretty incredible from someone who knows nothing about art. Not that knowing anything about it can help, because to me art is art. It can be anything you want it to be. Like the curves of a Porsche 911 or the bashing of musical instruments to create sound.
Anyway, listen to the podcast. You'll quickly realize that Matt's a great guy. He loves what he does and won't be stopping anytime soon.
Follow him on Instagram here @mattgoadart
Check out his website and OKC Airport project here www.mattgoad.com
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Love you all.