Thursday, September 22, 2016


 "GREEN" is a Collage Collective Co publication that features 50 collage artists in the first we’ve released that explores a theme. Through the artist statements, works in this publication display a connection to the word "green."  

See a virtual copy of the book on the Instawebs: Get Green:

Buy a copy for only $10.79

Pictured above is Wilson (2009), a collage on canvas work by Matthew Rose, collection Grace-De Teliga / Paris, France.  Click the image to enlarge.

Featured Artists in Green: 

Aaron Maurer
Alicia Morris
Anna Bu Kliewer
Belén Marchant Ibaceta
Caitlin Hoole
Célio Celestino Almeida Cavalcante
Faisal Akbar
Guy Vording
Jay Riggio
Karen Lynch
Lisa Case
Marte Haverkamp
Matthew Rose
Perishable Rush
Rafael Cruz
Shampoo Champagne
Adam Lalonde
Andrew McGranahan
Axelle Kieffer
Ben Owers
Cory Peeke
Daniel Roche
Fei Alexeli
Holger Becker
Jenya Vyguzov
Katelyn Tripp
Lisa Ryan
Marcel Lisboa
Martin Carri
Mitchell Keys
Peter Horvath
Raul Lopez
Aleksandra Pieńkosz
Angela Rohde
Baheya Khalifa
Bradley Foisset
Cristina Muffatti
Edward Reynolds
Felipe Posada
Imanol Buisan
Justin Angelos
Linden Eller
LuciLá (Lucia Soto)
Marisa Maestre
Matt Miezio
Molly Scannell
Rachel Derum
Ravi Manthovani
Tina LeCount Myers

Sunday, September 11, 2016

BIRDS IN TOKYO (#birdsintokyo) : Global Project. Download, print, sign, number, add to, share, distribute, enjoy. Birds In Tokyo Everywhere!

MJ MOON (@temporalcomet) in Tokyo distributing #birdsintokyo.  Check out MJ on Instagram (@temporalcoment)... 

Be a key part of the project. 


If you then photograph some of your #birdsintokyo posters in your city, and put them up on social media like Instagram, please use the hashtag : #birdsintokyo.

Please send this link to other people.  Let's put #birdsintokyo everywhere... Thanks for being part of this global art project! 

Download #birdsintokyo here. 

Please share this post with folks far and wide.

And visit the instagram feed! 

Thank you!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


TEA TOWEL SHROUD, 2016 at Converge Gallery.  (The image middle, left, lit from behind).

More images of my work, a catalog of my previous exhibitions, and information on the Selfie exhibition :  CONVERGE GALLERY.

Monday, June 13, 2016


People, 2015. On the Red Fox Press stand at the Marche de la Poesie, Paris. Edition: signed and dated, limited to 100. To purchase a copy: just copy and paste it in your browser to see more pages from PEOPLE and to purchase:


Thursday, April 14, 2016


Small is the New Big - Small Works by Big Names in the World of Collage Art 
Reception April 15, 2016 - 5-7 PM - THROUGH JUNE 15, 2016

Nisa Touchon Fine Art - Santa Fe  
1925-C Rosina Street  Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Tel: 505-303-3034 


Melinda Tidwell, Zach Touchon, Ginnie Gardiner, Matthew Rose, Marsha Balian, Lisa Hochstein, Robert Mars, Zach Collins, Waldemar Strempler, David Wallace, Kareem Rizk, Gary Bibb, Angela Holland, Steven B. Schreiber, Colin Johnson, Evan Clayton Horback, Hope Kroll, Sherry Parker, Frank Elbert Whipple, Joan Schulze, Lanny Quarles, Dennis Parlante & Jonathan Whitfill, Julie Fitzgerald.
It's going to be Huge!

April 15, 2016 - June 15, 2016

Nano Technology, Mobile Media, Cell Phone Culture, Tiny House Movement, Downsizing, Small Footprint; these are some of the trends in today's society. In the world of collage art small is king. Due to the kind of materials collage artists use such as books, magazines, old papers, illustrations, etc. the majority of collage materials tend to be roughly the size of a book page. The ergonomic considerations of a book suggest that it be small and able to be handled. The previous century has been rich in paper artifacts and this has allowed artists to develop art forms based on this material.

Small works are more about a conversation among friends than a lecture to a large crowd. With small works the viewer is beckoned to come close to look upon and cherish the small details of the work that communicates through whispers rather than the amplification of large scale. In a small work every little detail takes on significance whether it be a small punctuation mark or the ghost of an image from the back side of the paper.

Small, intimate works focus our vision and make it sharp and clear. Like the study of a poetic work, collage art often references allusions to a broad, rich history beyond itself through the use of paper artifacts containing printed matter, stains, fugitive hand written notation and the patina of use or abuse. Every detail has significance and is part of the content to be deciphered by the astute viewer. 
MATTHEW ROSE COMIX No. 3 2015 (Collage on Canvas).

Collage artists form a unique and interesting community. The hunt for found materials is crucial to the process of many collage artists causing them to be consummate collectors of things. Their collecting of material artifacts for their artistic appeal and possibilities rather than for rarity or value often makes them keenly aware of popular culture - present and past - with the subtle eye of an anthropological curator.
From an art collector's point of view, traditionally one often thinks of small works or works on paper as preparatory for larger works on canvas. Small works are often relegated to the department of drawing. But in the case of collage such as seen in this exhibition, these small intimate collages are typically the final work of art, not a study or a preparation for another work. For the collector who is also a bibliophile, collecting collage art should have a special place in their heart and in their collection. Small framed collage works can be collected like books, exhibited in clusters and stored on shelves or like documents, kept unframed in file drawers to be brought out and cherished then returned to the drawer.  

As an art of its time, collage art; its imagery, its techniques, its attitude speaks to our confrontation with a fractured multifarious image of the world in an age of information overload. The activities of sifting, sorting, organizing and prioritizing become the basis and the goal of artistic activity in this hummingbird era of ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). Collage artists explore the artifacts that have poured out of the cornucopia of modern society using them as grist for the creative mill generating new works of art with materials that have already had their useful life and have been retired from their intended purpose. In the hands of collage artists these materials often achieve poetic stature when their inherent visual qualities are brought to the fore and their former usefulness disregarded.

Cecil Touchon

Sunday, April 3, 2016


ANONYME ZEICHNER All drawings are available for the unit sales price of 200 € each, on site, during the finissage. 

Internationale Zeichnungen
zusammengestellt von Anke Becker

12. März - 10. April 2016

Finissage: Sonntag 10. April 2016, 11 Uhr
Während der Finissage findet die Auslosung von 3 Originalzeichnungen statt. Wer bei der Vernissage bereits Lose gekauft hat, bringe diese bitte mit.

Stadt- und Industriemuseum Rüsselsheim (Südflügel)
Hauptmann-Scheuermann-Weg 4(Festung)
65428 Rüsselsheim

Öffnungszeiten / opening hours
Dienstag bis Freitag 9-13 und 14-17 Uhr / Tue-Fr 9am - 1pm & 2-5pm
Samstag und Sonntag 10-17 Uhr / Sat-Sun 10am-7pm
Der Eintritt ist frei / free admission

Alle ausgestellten Zeichnungen können während der Finissage vor Ort zu einem Einheitspreis von 200 pro Stück gegen Barzahlung (!) erworben werden. / 

All drawings are available for the unit sales price of 200 € each, on site, during the finissage. Cash only (!)

Online kann noch bis Ende April gekauft werden unter: All drawings are available Online, until the end of April:

Weitere Informationen:
Veranstalter: Kunstverein Rüsselsheim e.V.


Monday, March 7, 2016

Lover's Discourse, 2016

Lover's Discourse, 2016.  Part of a series of collage works on book covers. This piece is a riff off of John Stezaker's collage approach of inserting a landscape into the gaping maws of two lovers.  My take is to inject a 1930s photogram of caffeine molecules into that intimate space.  

See more book cover collages and other works on the instagram feed:  Matthew Rose Instagram.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Remix: Uncouth Vermouth - LA DIVE BOUTEILLE 2016

I will be working with Bianca and her amazing Brooklyn-made Uncouth Vermouth at La Dive Bouteille in Saumur, France this weekend.  My work will be on a new batch of her incredible vermouth.  More here: Uncouth Vermouth ... and La Dive Bouteille.

We will be offering as a prize a print of Immaculate Perception (Baby Bloo) to one of the visitors! The print is signed and dated 2015. 

Surrealism, asserted André Breton, was above all "a revolutionary movement."  And that movement, both visual and literary, was largely identified with the dream. Shock, non-sequitur, unlikely but often gorgeous juxtapositions were the signature elements of surrealist works. These ideas come to term in Immaculate Perception. Beautifully printed by Mariela Cadiz in Paris, the work is a lullaby in the surrealist cannon: A young girl in a bob cut dreams in a dream of a lemon tree.  She is the revolution. 

A larger and slightly different print is available (only a few left) from The Calm Gallery (online sale only).  You can see and order the limited edition (50)  piece here: Matthew Rose / Immaculate Perception / The Calm Gallery...

Article by Larry Jaffee on the design and art of the Uncouth Vermouth brand and label.

Sunday, January 24, 2016


Model with S.N.S. HERNING W16 Collection, and my collage work as part of the 0VERDRIVE l MODE D'EMPLOI - JANUARY 2016 PARIS collaboration. 

More images here: Instagram @mistahcoughdrop

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Atheist, 2015

The Atheist, 2015 one of more than a dozen works in 0VERDRIVE  MODE D'EMPLOI, Paris, January 20 - 27, 2016. This collage on wood piece is about 7 x 7 cm. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016



Unique Machine World Meets Fashion World Meets Art World Meets Unique Machine World Meets Fashion World

PARIS – Danish Designer and knitwear manufacturer S. N. S. Herning launches its 2016 Winter Collection and celebrates its 85th anniversary with a collaborative exhibition of fashion and the collage works of Paris-based American artist Matthew Rose during the Winter Fashion Week in Paris – 20 thru 27 January.  A vernissage for the collection and collaboration is planned for Saturday 23 January 2016.

S. N. S Herning’s Winter 2016 collection – 0VERDRIVE – includes 85 menswear and womenswear knitted pieces, a design style synonymous with the Herning, Denmark-based house since 1931.

“Our knitwear collection is logical and pure, but it speaks about the marriage of technology and values,” says designer and owner, Søren N. Skyt, grandson of the company’s founder Søren Nielsen Skyt.

The W16 0VERDRIVE collection is third installment in S. N. S. Herning’s META series of 5 seasons, explains Søren N. Skyt. “The overarching theme is human value,” he says.  “Our original origins : our heritage and storytelling – in particular our relation to technology and the imminent danger of technological development running amok, changing our concepts of value, perhaps irrevocably.”

0VERDRIVE is also a collaboration – MODE D’EMPLOI – with artist Matthew Rose, adds Søren.

“We are exploring art and fashion, ideas and machines, the way words and images drench us in a post-digital consciousness, how information in all its manifestations seeps into our beings – how we change, adapt, reinvent language,” says Søren. “In many ways the 0VERDRIVE collection is a gentle reminder and appreciation of what we have – and what we can do – that is good, with regards to our unique human abilities, like the appreciation of great art, great wine – and a well-crafted garment.”

Matthew Rose and Søren N. Skyt met only a year ago and developed a friendship over Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard, art and fashion – how technology, consciousness, linguistics and making things are woven together and at times expresses our greatest strengths and some of our most intriguing constructions.

“Aesthetic expression – art making in its pure form – is one of the last unbridled domains of creation,” says Søren.  “And art making is so far mostly uncontaminated by artificial intelligence. With Matthew’s work, we have something like a private language understood by all.”

Working exclusively in collage for many years, Matthew Rose created the series MODE D’EMPLOI for this collaborative exhibition.  The series gestures towards the machine with cutouts and tearouts of magazine page fragments combined into “machines” that imitate speech, and intimate function.  Serious, humorous, flat and yet indicating depth, these works – all black and white – are incarnations of a “history of the future.” In addition, Matthew Rose produced the print, Final Theory, 2015, especially for 0VERDRIVE : MODE D’EMPLOI.

“My interest here was to strip down content and reflect something out of splinters of the past,” says Rose. Using magazines from the 1920s and 1930s the artist worked instinctively wrestling shapes from printed pages, mapping out an animal, architectural instinct, building shapes into machines as it were – producing a kind of history, a meta-language of the machine.

“This series is very coherent with the kind of elegance and intelligence of Søren’s W16 design and collection,” adds Rose. “I could not have dreamed of such a gorgeous and generous collaboration.”

0VERDRIVE also includes a collaboration between Copenhagen-based photographer Alastair Philip Wiper and S. N. S. HERNING in documenting the aged knitting machines in a soft spoken, poetic, almost religious portraiture.

We hope that 0VERDRIVE : MODE D’EMPLOI will engage the public in a fresh and unusual way.


Vernissage: Saturday 23 January 2016  18:00 -21:00

Showroom|Exhibition : 5, rue du Grenier St Lazare, 75003 Paris
Showroom/Exhibition : 20 January - 27 January, 2016
Hours throughout : 12H00 – 20H00

MATTHEW ROSE: instagram @mistahcoughdrop

S. N. S. HERNING  l Orebygaardvej 3-5
DK-7400 Herning, Denmark  Tel: +45 4246 4544

Monday, January 4, 2016


Immaculate Perception (Baby Blue), 2015. Giclée print, 15 x 20 cm.  Signed and dated (2015), on the back.  Printed in Paris, December 2015. Available: 25 euros. Paypal.  Includes postage anywhere in the world.  Only 21 available. Interested? Details and contact: Immaculate Perception.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Machine World, 2015. Farm Fresh Collage.

Series of 6 works on canvas entitled Machine World (2015).  The works are each 45 cm square.  They are fresh from the farm. See more work here on instagram: Machine World.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Train Your Dragonfly: ABCurdities, a Surreal ABC Book Designed by Allan Bealy. 26 Artists Interpret The Absurd

My Dragonfly Train Ride Woman Behind the Curtain collage for... 

ABCurdities, a collage alphabet: 26 collage artists from around the world interpret the absurdist alphabet poems of New York poet Helen Reiss.    Book designed by Brooklyn artist Allan Bealy

See the whole book, buy a print copy for $18...

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Surreal Trips, Talking With God, Blue Deers and Visit to the 1950s : New & Old Works on Instagrammy

A wide range of new and older works in a cool format is now up and running on Instagram. Check out the show. Some works available, others in collections in the US and Europe.  Follow if you like, win prizes.

Go here–––––––––≥≥≥ Matthew Rose's Instagram Feed.

Monday, October 5, 2015


A new series of collage works on canvas decrypting and recrypting bande dessinée printed material from the early 1960s and 1970s is now on view at Nisa Touchon Fine Art, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  each work is 30 x 30 cm on canvas, dated and signed 2015.
To purchase, please follow this link: 

Matthew Rose @ Nisa Touchon / Santa Fe, NM

Monday, September 21, 2015

(Theological) Jambles, 2015 - Hastings, UK Observer Bldg

(Theological) Jambles, 2015. Nine of a suite of 15 collage works for The 1067 Group exhibition at The Observer Bldg, Hastings, UK. Opening December 2015. The works are all priced the same, contact here with any questions, or for exhibition information. 

Click here to download the Press Release for (Theological) Jambles @ The Observer Bldg, Hastings UK (December 2015).  [PDF 2 MB].

See the INSTAGRAM FEED here, and click to follow. 

“1067 Mind Invasion” At The Observer Building, Hastings, UK
Major British Survey of Contemporary Collage : 500 Works On Exhibition

Private View – Friday 4 December, 2015 : 6.30 PM

HASTINGS, UK –  “It could be the most extensive survey of British collage in the last 10 years,” says Liz Finch, organizer and artist for the 1067 Group’s major exhibition set to open with the private view on 4 December at 6.30 pm at The Observer Building in Hastings, UK.  The exhibition features the work of 26 artists and runs through 20 December, 2015.

Following the success of the previous Hastings exhibition 10 years ago, the 1067 Group invades Hastings again, this time in a larger, more generous venue. Formerly comprised of East Sussex-based artists and designers, the 1067 Group has expanded to include a handful of internationally known collage artists. The range of works and magic woven by these artists, will clearly rival any London show surveying contemporary collage.

“Each artist will present some 20 works, with the sole restriction that each piece measure 15 x 15 inches square,” says Hastings artist Peter Quinnell.  “The exhibition promises to be a high-quality survey with works ranging from a current interest in geometric abstraction and pop to surrealism and text-infused realism.”

Collage has become a medium as powerful and omnipresent as paint – or wood, metal, or stone sculpture. It is wildly versatile and is often used as an installation component or subject – think wallpaper. The use of printed images, photographs, paper or any material that can be fixed and attached to a canvas or paper support is often recombined in novel ways. Small details can be enlarged; the world explored in minutiae or in odd but meaningful scale. The results of collage works are often politically and sexually charged, and marry reality to fantasy in a way other mediums can’t easily do. 

“For me, collage is another way of essay writing, of spelling, of producing a philosophical (realist) text,” says Paris-based American artist, Matthew Rose. “What is always compelling about collage is its capacity to stack and stagger meaning from a simple paper base. In the 1067 Mind Invasion exhibition, I use paint sample grids to discuss theology and technology.”

The Observer Building is in the heart of the Hastings Art District: Artists, illustrators, film makers, fashion designers often congregate in the commons areas, to meet, greet and exchange ideas that are making the British art world tick. 

Michael Leigh, the British Fluxus & Mail artist from Manchester, notes that “The Observer Building is a magnet for artists and musicians experimenting every which way.  One of the coolest places in England.”  He points out that “1067” is a reference to the Battle of Hastings, which took place in 1066 and put the Norman French in control of the British Kingdom.  “Of course, 1067 is a year late to the Norman Invasion party,” says Leigh.

The poster –1067 MIND INVASION – was designed by Martin O’Neill, renowned British illustrator in editorial and advertising. 

The high resolution PDF poster is free to download:
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The 1067 exhibition is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm; the gallery is closed Sunday and Monday. 

Among the artists exhibiting: Matthew Rose, Peter Quinnell, Liz Finch, Nichola Bruce, Martin O’Neill, Richard Heslop, Michael Leigh, Chris Milton, Jennifer Binnie, Christine Binnie, Deborah Stevenson, Luke Pendrell, Paul Burgess, Catherine Denvir, Annie Millar, Shorn Thompson, Bunny, Lucy, Alex Mazari, Tom Bartlett, Jeb Haward, Oska Lappin, Danny Pockets,Robert Sample, Dave Reading, Jo Redpath, Richard de Pesando, Delaine Le Bas, Lorna Crabbe, Jane Marriner, Jason Williams, Rebecca Marshall, Tim Marrs, Gary Neil, Rozenn Le Gall, Marc Deb, Amanda Jobson… 

Dates & Venue: 4 - 20 December, 2015. The Observer Building : 53 Cambridge Road, TN34 1DT Hastings, East Sussex, UK

For more information on the show, images or interviews with the curators, please contact: Peter Quinnell – or tel: + 44.142.4423.134 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ideal Medical Accounting : New Works in Brittany, France

Some new works of mine are up now at JL Cleret / Artquest Galerie ... Ideal Medical Accounting/La Comptabilité Médicale Idéale (2014). The series of collage works are visual eye/mental health "tests." Made in France. Ask Jean-Louis Cléret for prices and availability. Click on the image to enlarge.

Jean-Louis CLERET - - Tel: +33 676 351 200