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Rain Lucien Matheke

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Untitled (Ghost Hand), 2015 Medical Ephemera, Resin Variable © 2015
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Untitled (Ghost Cube), 2015 Medical Ephemera, Resin 4 X 4 X 4 Inches © 2015
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Specimen Series #1, 2015 Medical Ephemera, Insect Pins, Shadow Box 7 X 15 X 2 Inches © 2015
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Specimen Series #2, 2015 Medical Ephemera, Insect Pins, Shadow Box 7 X 7 X 2 Inches © 2015
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Forty Days, Forty Nights (21), 2015 Rust, Ink, Resin, Steel 6 X 4 Inches © 2015
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Forty Days, Forty Nights (28), 2015 Rust, Ink, Resin, Steel 6 X 4 Inches © 2015
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Saturday, May 2, 2015, 11:31AM, 2015 Digital Photograph 18 X 24 Inches © 2015
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Birth year
1983
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
California State University Northridge (CSUN), 2016, Master of Arts, Art
Statement

The destructive, contemplative, and repetitive processes used to make my work examine struggles between death and preservation as well as acceptance and control, in an effort to establish a sense of permanence in a decaying body. Illness comprises much of life. My practice embraces and celebrates the seemingly futile pursuit of the preservation of life and the fragility of the body.

Painting, performance, and sculpture become surrogate bodies that I infuse with energy gleaned from others through intimate exchange. This exchange may involve face-to-face encounters or indirect contact in the form of human blood donations. Together these works consider the imperfections of the world in an attempt to evoke anxiety, confusion, discomfort, and fear.

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