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Matthew Rucker

St. Paul, MN

Artists bio available upon request

I have always painted as a way to learn more about myself, particularly, those things which I involuntarily hide from my conscious self. The result has been a kind of subtle surrealism that captures what is most familiar to me: duality, contradiction and ambivalence. My paintings, like my life, reflect the Yin and Yang, equal portions of black and white, each containing a part of its opposite within. My entire life has been orchestrated by a swinging pendulum and its polar opposites, two sides struggling together, at the same moment. It is this moment of yes and no, pleasure and pain, man and woman, that I know best, and that I paint most.

3001 West 50th Street
(at 50th & Xerxes)
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Minneapolis, MN 55410
mon-sat 10 to 6
thu 'til 8
sunday 12 to 5