Matt Frantz

mixed media narrative art painting drawing photography
Faces & Figures

Two Ways of Seeing

Two faces merged

16×20 inches. Cyanotype photographic print on watercolor paper, toned with black tea and sodium carbonate, from negative transparency of digitally altered self-portrait.

Beautiful Confinement

Mixed media photo transfer art by Matt Frantz

16×20 inches. Photo transfer mixed media image with acrylic and colored pencil on gessoed board.

Top Hat On Copper

~16×21.5 inches. Photograph printed directly on copper sheet, embellished with enamel and acrylic paint.

Necklace and Lace

Mixed media photo transfer art by Matt Frantz

~14×19 inches. Photo transfer of archival pigment onto newsprint mounted to board. Acrylic color and gel medium embellishment.

Half-Submerged

20 x 13.5 inches. Photograph by Matt Frantz.

20 x 13.5 inches. Photograph by Matt Frantz.

Floating Echo

underwater photo art by Matt Frantz

16 x 12 inches. Photograph by Matt Frantz.

Victoria with Cobalt

17.5 x 25 inches. Original photo and digital art by Matt Frantz.

Golden Summer Hair

photo of female figure by matt frantz

12 x 12 inches, photograph.

Elise (Half Hidden)

photo art by matt frantz

16 x 20 inches, manipulated photograph.

Cream Figure/Blue Space

manipulated photo by Matt Frantz

~15 x 10 inches, manipulated photograph

Charlotte, Pale Vintage

mixed media art by Matt Frantz, photo based on vintage style

24 x 35 inches, mixed media (photo transfer, acrylic, pencil) on panel

Treasure

photo manipulation by matt frantz

20 x 16 inches, manipulated photograph

Emerging

Mixed Media art by Matt Frantz

20 x 30 inches, mixed media on panel

Pearls On Black Stripe

mixed media art by Matt frantz

20 x 24 inches, mixed media on panel

Elise (Cave)

art by matt frantz

20 x 16 inches, mixed media on panel

Salvaged Memories

15 x 21 inches, archival prints, burned and sealed with wax on panel.

Invisible Box

art by matt frantz

16 x 20 inches, mixed media on panel

Joy (In Water)

Reminder of a Memory

manipulated photo with drawing by Matt Frantz

16 x 20 inches, manipulated photograph with drawing


I decided on Reminder of a Memory as the title for this image because of the green, gold, and brown tones with scratched texture. At my aunt’s house, there was a painting above the fireplace. It probably bears no resemblance to this at all. The house is lived in by different people, my aunt and the painting are both gone, and there is no way I can see it again to compare. But this image reminds me of the painting, which reminds me of more images and sensations from early in my life. My parents also had a green bedspread that had gold tones that could be seen from certain angles. The cloth was worn in areas which added variety to the texture. It was soft and warm.

Forlorn

photo by Matt Frantz

Forlorn (Encaustic Diptych)

encaustic by Matt Frantz

12 x 24 inches, encaustic over hand altered photograph

Joy (Watercolor on Wood)

11 x 14 inches, mixed media: acrylic, watercolor, color pencils, archival print on wood, transfer mounted on panel

Andrea In Blue

photo by Matt Frantz

Victoria (Distressed Box)

11 x 24 x 1.5 inches, paint over transfer on constructed box