Using fine white porcelain and glazes which he crafts himself, Matthew Solomon creates sculptures of beauty with an element of the unexpected. Delphiniums swirl over the surface of a tower, obscuring the form beneath. Decaying leaves, sparkling with an iridescent glaze, encrust a pair of lidded vases. Repetition of form and color creates order within the chaotic floral camouflage.
Born in Brooklyn, Matthew studied at the School of Visual Arts, Appalachian Center for Crafts and Alfred University. His work has been exhibited at the New York Design Fair, the New York Ceramics Fair, the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show at the Park Avenue Armory, and the Neuberger Museum of Art. Additionally, his work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine.
His collectors include icons of art and design such as Agnes Gund, Cindy Sherman and Todd Oldham. Solomon’s sculptures have also been featured in the interiors of exceptional designers and architects such as Kitty Hawks, Victoria Hagan, Ike Kligerman Barkley, Debora Staley, Douglas Durkin and Dennis McGlade.
Solomon's repertoire ranges from delicate tabletop tulips to installations covering entire walls and/or ceilings. The artist's vases and centerpieces marry function with aesthetic elegance. Basing his designs off of the actual botanic qualities of flowers, Solomon is able to translate the chaos and order of nature into works large and small.