"I'm inspired by humanity and its various cultures. Through my artworks, I aim to create a bridge between the past, the present, and hopefully, the future."
"Mathieu Nozieres was born in Grenoble, France in 1988. Growing up as a free-spirited and inquisitive individual, Mathieu soon discovered his love for comic arts and drawing. For him, the most interesting way to spend his time was observing and experiencing the world - telling stories, through his drawing.
Graduating from the St. Lucas School of Arts in Belgium at a young age, and armed with a basic comics drawing background, Mathieu then pursued and graduated with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts (Painting) in Belgium in 2012.
His oil paintings developed around a deep interest he has for humankind and the world; his topics often feature protagonists accompanied by a horse or a bird, symbolizing a certain kind of freedom that surges within our desires. Mathieu's artworks are often inspired by Jean Giraud (comics), Rubens, Delacroix and Géricault (painting) and Rimbaud (poetry.) Combined with a certain sense for contemporary themes, Mathieu has cherished the opportunity to bring forward the lust for the co-existence between past and present, imbuing a lingering continuity in his artworks.
Mathieu has also begun to specialize his art experience and culture by teaching European art across countries like China, Belgium, France, and Morocco for the last five years. His extensive travel has enriched his creative viewpoint and experiences, extending his main field of exploration, reflection, and experimentation in his artworks.
Mathieu's paintings have been selected for showcase throughout France, Belgium, Austria, Germany, England, The Netherlands, and China, including his solo exhibition “Nouvelles Peintures” in La Louve Gallery, Belgium, Mobil'Art 2019, 9th Biennale of Contemporary Arts, Belgium, Art Karlsruhe with Galerie Charron, Germany. His works also have won several awards, like the Artslant 2017 showcase (1st place), Nominee of the Louis Schmidt painting prize 2018 and Nominee of the Montaigne prize 2017, Culture category."
- Written by Ashling Aileron, 2019
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist