Series Statement

Abstract acrylic nude paintings in my "Sensual Chaos" series are unabashed celebrations of beauty. In this journey, improvisation and interpretation determine the destination; my brush only serves as a starting point. Sensuality and classical art blend to form an aesthetic that is neither bound by modesty nor overshadowed by eroticism.


The foundation of these artworks appeals to collectors who engage emotionally and intellectually, rather than just being told what to think. The process of overcoming reticence about judgment took me some time, but eventually I developed a niche following of collectors. I reject formulaic rules, predictability, and mass appeal in my artistic philosophy. In order to explore a genre, I believe an artist must contribute new concepts and meanings.

- Matthew R. Paden