Sections: Natural Forms  (we might say…)
Matt Niebuhr
“We might say that there are two sections through the substance of the world: the longitudinal section of painting and the cross-section of certain pieces of graphic art. The longitudinal section seems representational; it somehow contains the objects. The cross-section seems symbolic; it contains signs. Or is it only when we read that we place the page horizontally before us? And is there such a thing as an original vertical position for writing – say, for engraving in stone? ”
Walter Benjamin (c. 1920) p. 8 – notes from Marus Bullock and Michael W. Jennings (eds.) Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Vol. 1, 1913-1926, Harvard, MA, 1996.

Sections: Natural Forms  (we might say…)

Matt Niebuhr

“We might say that there are two sections through the substance of the world: the longitudinal section of painting and the cross-section of certain pieces of graphic art. The longitudinal section seems representational; it somehow contains the objects. The cross-section seems symbolic; it contains signs. Or is it only when we read that we place the page horizontally before us? And is there such a thing as an original vertical position for writing – say, for engraving in stone? ”

Walter Benjamin (c. 1920) p. 8 – notes from Marus Bullock and Michael W. Jennings (eds.) Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Vol. 1, 1913-1926, Harvard, MA, 1996.

Sections: Natural Forms  (we might say…)
Matt Niebuhr
“We might say that there are two sections through the substance of the world: the longitudinal section of painting and the cross-section of certain pieces of graphic art. The longitudinal section seems representational; it somehow contains the objects. The cross-section seems symbolic; it contains signs. Or is it only when we read that we place the page horizontally before us? And is there such a thing as an original vertical position for writing – say, for engraving in stone? ”
Walter Benjamin (c. 1920) p. 8 – notes from Marus Bullock and Michael W. Jennings (eds.) Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Vol. 1, 1913-1926, Harvard, MA, 1996.

Sections: Natural Forms  (we might say…)

Matt Niebuhr

“We might say that there are two sections through the substance of the world: the longitudinal section of painting and the cross-section of certain pieces of graphic art. The longitudinal section seems representational; it somehow contains the objects. The cross-section seems symbolic; it contains signs. Or is it only when we read that we place the page horizontally before us? And is there such a thing as an original vertical position for writing – say, for engraving in stone? ”

Walter Benjamin (c. 1920) p. 8 – notes from Marus Bullock and Michael W. Jennings (eds.) Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Vol. 1, 1913-1926, Harvard, MA, 1996.

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Matt Niebuhr - Drawings is a collection of personal work exploring material qualities of graphite, ink, ink washes, acrylics and oil pastels... The drawings investigate different approaches to various subject content (not necessarily forming a narrative nor relating to each other in subject matter) representing a range of work from realistic depiction of form to more abstract formlessness. I'm most intrigued by the possibilities of the accumulation of simple lines.

You can see a more organized selection of my work at www.mattniebuhr.com

Matt Niebuhr is an artist living and working in Des Moines, Iowa. I established a studio practice pursuing personal work in the summer of 2012 named "West Branch Studio". In the Spring of 2013, I became a contributing artist and designer engaged in making public art with RDG Dahlquist Art Studio in Des Moines, Iowa. The works represented here are personal works associated with West Branch Studio.

These and other works are available for purchase online, or simply contact me for more information via email: niebuhr.matt [at] gmail.com

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