Wonka Ball: WARHOL – Meet the Artists!
We couldn’t throw a Warhol-themed party without amazing art now could we?! We are flipping our silver wigs over here about the amazing artists we have lined up to create art LIVE at the event and will be sharing images and info about them here on our blog each week.
Stay tuned and make sure to grab your tickets so you can come see them do their thing in-person!
Painter, photographer, mixed media artist, Matthew Lew creates original artwork that is marked by bold individuality with subtle references to the fluidity of life. His diverse body of work suggests that art is life itself and ultimately contributes to one’s place in the world.
Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Lew completed his art education in San Sebastian, Spain. He relocated to Chicago in 2005 and now proudly calls the city home. While his heart is rooted firmly in Chicago, Lew possesses a traveler’s spirit. He is inspired by influences from all corners of the globe and translates them into a mixed media approach that features photography, oil, acrylic and, at times, unique sources from around the world including water, wine and champagne – integrating these elements into his original work.
Lew’s multifaceted visual language speaks to the constant change that he sees in an ever-evolving contemporary world. His diverse body of work supports his belief that art comes in many forms and should be accessible to all.
In 2009, Lew completed a large-scale commission to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Chicago’s iconic Lake Point Tower. Measuring 22 feet by 9 feet “Sun Rise,” has garnered substantial praise and devoted collectors, inspired new commissions and helped to position Lew as the Chicago Artist. After finishing the Lake Point Tower, Matthew was commissioned to do original paintings for the Chicago Fairmont Hotel, and recently President Obama has gifted two of his Chicago cityscape paintings to foreign dignitaries. His artwork has also been featured on, ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Home Edition”, “Cougar Town”, “Suburgatory”, HGTV’s “Divine Design”, BRAVO TV’S “Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis” and CBS’s “The Early Show.” Lew’s talent also extends to art and design in home products as seen in his work for CB2.