It Does Acrylic on canvas | 20 x 30 inches Painted 2015 by Matt Cauley

Water is vital for life. Water is in continuous motion. Water cycles through evaporation, condensation, precipitation. Water heals. Water… erodes.

Water is an experimental series of paintings. The human narrative is still there, but the subjects are now interconnected with this additional elemental force. As paint is applied to the canvas, the water will deteriorate that same paint and wash it away. Colors bleed, the subjects are obscured, and the water brings an extension of emotion. As with all my works, I ask the viewer to bring their own interpretation to each painting, and create a new and unique story each time the work is viewed.

This was the painting that I wanted to accomplish when I first began the Water series. I wasn’t quite sure how to go about it, though, so I experimented with several other pieces first. For me, this was another step towards breaking from the portrait painting, and attempting something more deep and personal.

Similar to my “Untitled Perfect 8 Magazine Project” painting, I wanted to tap into a place where we’re not sure of ourself. Where it hurts. And capture that moment that, no matter how dark or painful things may seem, things WILL get better. Hence the name… It Does.

It Does
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 30 inches
Painted 2015 by Matt Cauley


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