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Spontaneous Construction by Matt Kuhlman
I am fascinated by the cities we build for a number of reasons, but this body of work I have produced primarily focuses on the organic qualities of the city. Like all living organisms begin with a single cell, all cities begin with a single building; and both grow in very similar patterns by multiplying and expanding from the point of origin.
Depending on the point of view used, this growth can be interpreted as either good or bad. While some may see cities as a cancer creeping across the land, others may see them as signs of progress and prosperity. These differences aside, I am interested in the city itself.
The buildings of the city are the environment that we choose to create for ourselves to live in. Every structure was intentionally created to be a part of that environment, right down to the last detail. In that light, I see the city as a work of art in itself, and a constant source of inspiration.
Matt Kuhlman was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas. After traveling around studying the surroundings and living in various parts of the country he has again settled in Lawrence. Matt received his B.F.A. in Printmaking from the University of Kansas in 2008. He is currently enrolled in the School of Journalism at K.U. and hopes to receive his Masters degree in 2011.