ALL: Master Collection List
Title of Work
Date of Work
Oil on canvas
Art & Design Study Collection
On display: Third floor
Born and raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Robert Matz studied and received his Bachelor's degree in Education and his Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the University of North Dakota. Several of his art pieces were created when he attended the University. Matz currently devotes his career to art education in Bismarck, North Dakota, while he continues to make artwork.
Student composed text panel:
Robert Matz (American)
Oil on canvas
UND Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection
Purchased by the University of North Dakota.
Matz is known for his geometric abstract paintings. This artwork is an abstract constellation piece of the sky, and it is breaking up into different geometric shapes. The sky is a representation of one’s spirit and mind. With the artwork breaking up into different pieces, this shows that the mind is breaking free and able to express itself. The artwork starts as one whole piece, and gradually spreads apart. The enormity of this work invites the viewer to lose themselves in it, similarly to how they might feel while staring up at the sky.
Abstract Painting, constellation, geometric, oversized
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