Fine Artist, Filmmaker and Frequent Ponderer
I’m Matt Abraxas.
I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember. My mom says that I even drew on the wall from the crib, but I’m sure it wasn’t any good.
I’ve been a filmmaker ever since my parents invested in a VHS camera for family archiving and I promptly took over the large device for creating my first movies. They were a cross between Monty Python and bad Kung Fu flics, the kind that would show on Saturday afternoons back when TV’s had dials.
Being an artist of any medium usually goes hand-in-hand with being a frequent ponderer. It’s this reverie of deep questions and contrarian considerations that often leads one to pursuing art. Maybe it’s because art allows for nebulous thoughts to take satisfactory form rather than burn and rot the soul.
Matt studied from the world-renown Ted Seth Jacobs in the Anjou region of France, and then from Jeffrey Watts at the Watts Atelier in California. These two approaches of education continue to influence Matt’s painting and his appreciation for an academic study of art.
Matt Abraxas has work in private collections in the U.S., Europe and the middle East.
He has illustrated four children’s books for Simonetta Carr‘s series and is currently working on more.
Matt has written articles about art here on his blog and at ArtTutor.com
Matt makes commercials and short-form documentaries for a living through his company New Focus Films. He’s the creator of the short-lived YouTube series, A Rising Tide. He made a music video for the title track of reggae artist, Mishka’s album Roots Fidelity. Matt is the host of Colorado’s Fimmaking Incubator.