Mathew Sumich passed away in late 2012. His work is available through Judith Sumich or the Michael H. Lord Gallery, Palm Springs, CA. The following statement is in his own words
The focus of my work - whether non-commissioned or commissioned - is to work with basic elements such as line, form, color, texture, etc., and to apply them to the principles of design, e.g., dealing with proportion, subordination, rhythm, balance, opposition, transition, harmony and contour continuation, and to deal with different media, e.g., steel, glass, paint, wood, cement, etc., and to find potential uses of the media, taking into consideration its use in the environment in which it is to be located.
My interests have always been with line and plane � the first elements of drawing. Line creates plane, plane creates depth, plane can advance or recede by the use of color. My art is fundamental, basic, simple design principles in action. Using structural design principles and having a good understanding of the environment, I am able to take any media � steel, glass, wood, clay, canvas � and create 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, or 4 dimensional adding the dimension of time objects. The final form, be it a painting, jewelry, sculpture, mobile or other object is a total composite of these basic and fundamental principles of design. I challenge myself by setting up limitations � size, environment, media, etc � my goal being to take the particular limitations to their maximum and create as many possibilities discoveries from those limitations as ... Read More