The Art of Matthew Rucker
Original Oils on Canvas or Board


Artist's Statement 

I have always painted as a way to learn more about myself. Particularly, those things which I involuntarily hide from my conscious self.

The result has been a kind of subtle surrealism that captures what is most familiar to me: duality, contradiction and ambivalence.

My paintings, like my life, reflect the Yin and Yang, equal portions of black and white, each containing a part of its opposite within.

My entire life has been orchestrated by a swinging pendulum and its polar opposites, two sides struggling together, at the same moment.  It is this moment of yes and no, pleasure and pain, man and woman, that I know best, and that I paint most.

-Matthew Rucker


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Oil on Canvas 36" x 36"


Oil on Canvas 9 5/8" x 22 1/4"

Oil on Board 18" x 16"


Death of a Marionette
Oil on Canvas 24" x 36"

Night Sky
Oil on Board 14" x 9 1/4"


Serenade (If Thou Lov'st Me)
Oil on Canvas  40" x 58"

She ...
Oil on Canvas 34" x 23"

Beautiful Lies
Oil on Canvas 48" x 32"

Where the Day May Take You
(When the Road is Forgotten)

Oil on Board 11" x 14"

The Discovery of the Giraffe Egg
Oil on Canvas 22" x 24"

Oil on Canvas 48" x 66"

Tropical Storm
Oil on Canvas 18" x 54"

The Battle Between Hard and Soft
Oil on Canvas 24" x 30"

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