“In the midst of the universe, I am but a particular. Here to illuminate a sense of connection, inspire awareness and understanding amongst humankind. Deep inside at the gut instinct level, there is something unknown, undefinable, it lies in our sympathetic nervous system, it is the sameness that makes us the species human.”
Randi Matushevitz is a multimedia artist based in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA in Painting from the University of Miami (UM). Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries, art fairs, cultural centers, and museums: New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Xalapa, Jerusalem, Venice, and Berlin. Exhibition highlights include Create and Collaborate, MOAH, Lancaster, CA (2020), Hobson’s Choice, TAM, Torrance (2020), Future Gaze: Justin Bower and Randi Matushevitz, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA (2019), We Are Humanity, Giudecca Arts District, Venice, Italy (2019), and the Enter Art Foundation, Berlin (2018). Hear the recent interview by Maeve Doyle, BBC correspondent, A Private View, on Soho Radio, London (2020), VC Projects, IGTV, and Vessel: Art as A Doorway Podcast. Read about Matushevitz in Contemporary Art Curator, Riot Material, Whitehot Magazine and the Huffington Post. Matushevitz’s artwork is collected publicly and privately in the US and Abroad. Public acquisitions include Museum of Art and History – Lancaster, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Brain Center – Las Vegas, the Barrick Art Museum (Las Vegas Art Museum Collection) UNLV, and the Enter Art Foundation – Berlin.
“Sublime and grotesque, my artwork depicts the wear and tear of life as mirrored by a facial expression. These empathetic images are an offering of transposition, between humans and technology, projecting an uncanny empathetic response to the trials of contemporary living. These images are reliant on a type of human connection that exists in a silent inaudible understanding beyond gender, culture, religion, and language.
Our familiarity with feeling is what allows human beings to identify and interpret the body language or facial expression of another person. It is the emotive that drives my portraiture practice in paint and drawing. I use new technology to animate these still images, to consider the transition from intuitive understanding to meaningful interpretation. These digital paintings and digital videos enable me to bring these characters to life. For others to see them as I do, mirroring the human experience with technology to connect one human to another one face at a time.”
– Randi Matushevitz
On display for one week beginning 5.28.21
Helms Design Center at 8745 Washington Boulevard
All artwork is copyrighted work of the artist. All rights reserved. Images not to be used without permission.