Randi Matushevitz is a figurative artist living and working in Los Angeles. She holds a BA in Art from California State University Northridge (CSUN), and an MFA in Painting from the University of Miami (UM). Her artwork is featured in solo and group exhibitions in galleries, cultural centers, universities, and museums; and art fairs in the US and abroad.
Matushevitz's work is collected publicly and privately in the US and Abroad: The Museum of Art and History -Lancaster, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Brain Institute, Las Vegas Art Museum Collection at the Barrick Art Museum UNLV, and the Enter Art Foundation -Berlin.
Recent exhibitions include Future Gaze: Justin Bower and Randi Matushevitz, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA, We Are Humanity, Giudecca Arts District, Venice, Italy, and Highlights from the Permanent Collection at Museum of Art and History (2019). Read about Matushevitz's in Contemporary Art Curator, Riot Material, Whitehot Magazine, the Huffington Post, Art and Cake.
Follow her posts on Instagram @randimatushevitzart
Photo Credit: Martin Cox
Sublime and grotesque, my artwork depicts the emotional frailty caused by uncertainty. It reverberates from a guttural place where the effects of past traumas linger. The figures and spaces exist in noir scenes that provide a sense of quiet dread. Individuals and cohorts exemplify the essence of fraught human connectivity. The myriad of faces and forms look out from the abyss of an angst-ridden world filled with distorted expectations and abject conundrums.
I aim to connect to the autonomous sympathetic human response devoid of gender, language, and culture. Aware that facial expressions have the recognizable power to transmit inaudible information that engages the viewer in a simultaneously anonymous and identifiable conversation, I paint faces that mirror human feelings. The images are messy and murky, filled with layers of frenzied lines and subtle glazes. I draw, smudge, superimpose, and re-draw to mimic the emotional distress of entanglements, frustrations, and social instability. My portraits and narratives offer comfort to the distressed through transposition, a substitute for real horrors. With inspiration from the artworks of Goya, Kollwitz, Bacon, Dumas, and Condo, I consider my paintings realist in that they project an empathetic response to the trials of contemporary living.
The Museum of Art and History -Lancaster
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Brain Institute
Las Vegas Art Museum Collection at the Barrick Art Museum UNLV
Enter Art Foundation -Berlin.
Hobson's Choice Week 5 -on line, Torrance Art Museum, CA, 2020
Headspace, Coagula Curatorial, LAAS, LA 2020
Future Gaze, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA, 2019
We Are Humanity, Giudecca Arts District, Venice, Italy, 2019
The Jerusalem Biennale, JAI, Sagi Rafael, Jerusalem, Israel, 2019
Highlights from the Permanent Collection at the MOAH, Lancaster, CA, 2019
Enter Art Foundation, Suzy Royal, Berlin, Germany, 2018
The Vaunt Collection, Christopher Ian Lutz
Riot Material, Genie Davis