Matthew J. Egan

My prints, in general, are often stimulated by the act of sketching and drawing several individual elements. The drawing directly informs the print, which often plays with traditional and digital techniques and qualities. Images from several sources are combined to compose the composition based on the world we live. In addition to fabricated elements, there are also references to actual events, which are often used as components within the entire composition. Although references are often historical, political and social, the vague quality of removing specific details often allows the image to reference current events, suggesting that history is somewhat cyclical. There is as much influence from Robert Rauschenberg's notion of Random Order as there is from contemplating the daily newspaper. I aspire to one day parallel the socio-politcal satirical qualities and attributes of Goya's Los Caprichos to continue the conversation.

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