Matthew Tito Cuenca
Matthew was born into a multi-racial (Spanish/Yugoslavian/Filipino/Dutch), bi-religious (Catholic/Protestant) household. From childhood he has always lived an international life. Sampling from this life, he has been able to pick through a palette of cultures, stereotypes, prejudices, and rituals to produce art that connotes the marriage of novelty and tradition. He fondly calls this process « Directional Nostalgia ». Using a variety of techniques from size distortion to visual clarity Matthew adds a third element of sculpture in the form of stacked and/or carved canvases. These intentionally positioned layers lead the viewer through a menu of images slowly guiding their visitor from the familiar to the foreign with the intent to revive a memory or subliminal reaction. Ever living the nomadic life, Matthew doesn’t stay anywhere more than a few years. Currently he resides in Washington, DC, awaiting his next home and new adventure.