Currently based in Washington DC, self-taught artist Matt Sesow was born in 1966 in rural Nebraska. When he was eight years old, he was struck by the propeller of a landing airplane. As a result of this accident, Matt’s left hand was severed.
“My paintings are the emotional response to a traumatic past, the road to healing, and the confidence of finding a new language to express feelings felt but never shared,” he explains.
Featured above is “Identical Twins.” Fashioned with oil and acrylic on canvas in 2016, it was inspired by a photo of twin girls. Several more images of paintings — reflecting the artist’s infectious outsider art aesthetic — seen at the AVAM follow:
A Choice, 2016, Oil on canvas
Marine Biologist, Rachel Carson, 2017, Oil and acrylic on watercolor board
Border Crossing with Edward Snowden, 2013, Oil on canvas
A Simple Game of Spud, 2016, Acrylic and oil on canvas
Photos of paintings: Lois Stavsky