Matt Maldre

Public spaces artist, photographer, and professional scorecard keeper. Blogs at,,, and

DayTimer Promo Sheet

Done for ACCO’s One to One program to promote their products to small office store owners. This sheet humorously compares the DayTimer Planner to a human brain. Design and illustration by me. Front of sheet Back of sheet Close up of illustrations

GE Fluroscent point of sale

General Electric point of sale piece for ACE Hardware and True Value stores. This handy piece has information that will help the customer when shopping for fluorscent lightbulbs. There is also a halogen chart that I did for GE.

Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol

A playful balance between Beuys the warm with Warhol the cold. The chalkboard, a tool used by Beuys with cold and inhuman computer printouts, something Warhol would have liked. The wax prints are warmed up (a la Beuys). The poem in the center speaks to inside out, hot and cold. 2′ x 3′ chalkboard, chalk, …

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The All-American Fight: Jackson Pollock vs. James Dean

What would happen if Jackson Pollock fought James Dean? A play on positive and negative spaces. Famous bad-boy (negative) figures have been idolized (positive) in American culture. Here Pollock, the action painter, takes on the action by “punching out” the actor Dean. However, Dean’s fall looks like he is acting by taking the fall. The …

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The structure in the photo is transparent. The photo of the skull is straightforward. The skull itself is a form of structure. The clear medium of the photo transparency underscores how this structure is clear and understood. The drawing on the left is opaque and not understood. The skull is vague and warped. The paper …

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Rodin Plastic

Rodin’s figures have a very live real feeling. This painting takes the three-dimesionality of the figure and portrays it onto a two-dimensional surface. But then the objectness is brought back by the thick stretchers, steel fencing, and plastic wrap. 9 x 12″ acrylic on canvas, metal mesh, plasticwrapSale for this artwork is negotiable


A balance and contrast between what’s inside and outside. The log is carved into, but the bright colors painted inside pop out. The rebar is on the ouside, instead of inside. The plastic on the outside is breaking up to show the color inside. The dark plastic material constrasts with the colored inside. Was shown …

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Sculpture doodles (logs)

Part of the log series around 1′ wood, carpet, nails, screws, metal, wire, wax, plasticSale for this artwork is negotiable


Guest artist Steve Murakishi visited our class for a critique one day in Drawing 1 at Illinois Wesleyan University. I did a drawing on wood featuring dancers and ravers, and then I did another drawing on newsprint of old fashion catalog people from the 1920s. When a black light was turned on, the choatic crowd …

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Operation Identification Log

part of the log series 8.5″ x 5.75″ x 2.5″ wood, laserprint, screwsSale for this artwork is negotiable


Rhythm of time and materials. Wax everchanging. Wax sealing and preserving. Painted color figures dance. Old fashion newspaper clipping sealed. 2′ x 2′ acrylic, wax, plastic wrap, photocopies, woodSale for this artwork is negotiable