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Bert Green Fine Art

Matthew Schlagbaum

Matthew Schlagbaum unites the media of sculpture, photography, and paint to depict metaphors for oppressive social structures that masquerade as universal ideals. Mainstream concepts of happiness, and their resulting recommended lifestyles, are exposed as methods of systematic social control. His images and sculptural objects are sometimes drained of color, viewed from behind, or seen as manipulated emotional and physical states of being that express the profound exclusion experienced by those who are not the intended audience.

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Thelaborofmakingyoufeelacertainway

The labor of making you feel a certain way
Archival Digital Print, Oak Artist Frame
Unique 1/1
36.5 x 24.75"
2017
$1,000


Iwanteditalltoomuch

I wanted it all too much
Archival Digital Print, Oak Artist Frame
Unique 1/1
36.75 x 25"
2017
$1,000


Myneedtoneedwhatyouneedmetoneed

My need to need what you need me to need
Inkjet Print, Faux Wood Blinds
40 x 27.5 x 3"
2017
$1,000


ConfirmformewhatIcannotsee

Confirm for me what I cannot see
Glass, Inkjet Print, Stained Oak
40 x 11 x 11.5"
2017
$800


YoutellmeitsgreatandIwanttobelieveyou

You tell me it's great and I want to believe you
Laser Print, Oak Artist Frame
18 x 12.25"
2017
$600


IfeellikeIknowwhatyouretalkingabout2

I feel like I know what you're talking about
Glass, Acrylic Mirror, Inkjet Print, Tape, Oak Artist Frame
14 x 11”
2017
$600