Artist Matthew Palladino Carves Out His Own Aesthetic Through Simplicity

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: Aug 30, 2011 • References: matthewpalladino and beautifuldecay
San Francisco-based artist Matthew Palladino's work is an interesting blend of video game aesthetics, surrealism, and conventional suburban living to create a style that is original, compelling, and zany.

As an artist, Matthew Palladino received formal training at the California College of Arts in his hometown of San Francisco. His technical proficiency is evident with the deft low-fi detail featured in his illustrations that resemble an old school video game. As an artist, Matthew Palladino's inventive style has earned him fans on both coasts, with his work being exhibited in both San Francisco and Philadelphia.

The 26-year-old painter develops themes relating to contemporary Western civilization, pop culture, and taboo topics. Click through the gallery to see what I mean.

Additional photo credits: Juxtapoz Magazine