The creative sway and unshakable talent in visual artists today is truly remarkable. It’s beyond refreshing to see the various and diverse mediums, styles, methods and techniques these creative masterminds are experimenting with these days, revealing truly mind-blowing outcomes in the form of breathtaking works of contemporary art. Matthew Cusick is undoubtedly a member of this commendable community of artistic masterminds and today, we give Cusick the limelight for his unique style of work with diverse tools that scream creative excellence. The exceptional and peculiar style of Matthew Cusick in creating images with cut outs from maps is justly an asset in the world of visual arts.
Matthew Cusick was born in 1970 in New York and is currently living in Dallas, Texas. His intricate style of work is based on the articulate construction of bits and pieces of maps on the surface of a wooden board, ultimately revealing well composed and detailed images when viewed from a slight distance. He draws up extraordinary use and placement of technical outlines of roads, rivers, municipal transit systems and district outlines in his art work, creating a fine collage of art created purely from his strategically assembled map cut outs. Matthew Cusick’s masterpieces have been showcased all around the world. He states that ‘topography’, (i.e. the detailed mapping or charting of the features of an area, district or locality) is his primary source of inspiration, as can clearly be seen in his work. Matthew Cusick describes that his unique style of work revolves around his keenness to “catalog, archive and arrange information and then dismantle, manipulate and reconfigure it”.
Below are a series of his sublime map collages, creating fantastic works of art through the effective deconstruction and reconstruction of the elements and features of maps. Truly a symbol of the progressive evolution in the world of visual contemporary art.