About

Matthew Durante blah blah blag

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Matthew Alfonso Durante emerged from the Wisconsin woodlands with a desire to do art.  As a young man he studied computer science and worked in computer animation in the midwest, but art always drew him away and led him astray.  When the opportunity arose he flew to the west coast to study at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, and graduated the full-time program in 2011.  Since then Matthew has been painting and drawing the landscape, seeking living motion and memory there.  He wants to do the same with the figure somehow but he doesn’t yet know how; but that's what he’s after.

Matthew is currently pursuing an M.F.A. at the New York Academy of Art.