Colin Matthes

The Days Go By Like Wildness #2

Colin Matthes

The Days Go By Like Wildness #2



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Crayon, Ink, Marker pen




Artist Book


12 × 9 in

$ 680.00


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Matthes’ unique, darkly illuminated manuscripts immerse one into a parallel universe of comic book-like existence. It’s almost as if Matthes had drawn books in a comic strip and then used some kind of interdimensional-space time machine to pull them out of the comic and into our world. An engaging and even alarming sort of tactile experience that has to be felt to be comprehended.

“I draw with my kids, six and four years old. Their freedom and joy while drawing are contagious. Once the kids are asleep, I unwind by drawing in my studio or on the couch while watching tv and having a few drinks with my wife. In the morning we start again.
The drawings in this book are from this daily drawing cycle, including one from my kids. The drawings are bound with thread, the book covers are made from 4 ply Bristol boards, and the books have a handmade foam core slipcase.
The days go by like wildness. My daughter said this. Now I’m borrowing her wisdom for the title of this book.”
Colin Matthes, 2021, Milwaukee, Wisconsin