Iowa Artists 2011: Matthew Kluber

AUGUST 12 – OCTOBER 2, 2011

Matthew Kluber’s inventive fusion of color, line, digital formations, and projected light creates a dynamic visual space that intrigues and mesmerizes the viewer. Presented in a painting format, his abstractions look to the past as well as embrace the technology of today. Kluber projects an ever-changing computer generated image onto a field of multi-colored stripes, resulting in a work that constantly changes form over time. This combination of linear and color field formats draws from a myriad of modern and post-modern sources, including the work of Frank Stella, Barnett Newman, Gene Davis, and Victor Vasarely. They also owe a debt to the color studies of Joseph Albers, in which a color changes by its association or proximity with another. Likewise, Kluber’s technological component extends the video and computer generated work of a wide number of artists currently working in the field. Yet Kluber’s enterprise is entirely unique and offers a fresh view of the traditional structure of painting. Kluber is currently a professor of art at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, and lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He holds a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and a M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. Kluber was a former artist in residence at the Des Moines Art Center.  

Matthew Kluber was selected by Jeff Fleming, director.

Gallery guide

Funding for Iowa Artists 2011 is provided by the Peter H. & E. Lucille Gaass Kuyper Foundation; Faegre & Benson LLP; Bank of the West; and KPMG LLP.
Publication support provided by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.
Media support provided by The Des Moines Register.


Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation

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Deeper into Movies II, 2011
Alkyd on aluminum, custom software, computer, digital projection
44 x 96 inches
Courtesy of the artist


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