I am in Antwerp, Belgium working on a new project, The Almost Now, at Het Bos:
The Almost Now is a two-month project by American artist Colin Matthes. Matthes hastransformed Het Bos into his personal public atelier and is applying his research in flyover country, the vast Middle of the USA, to an evolving series of drawings and paintings. Rural community phenomena, North Dakota’s recent oil boom, contemporary protest, secretive military installations, and daily inconsistencies inform this project. Engineering the absurd, Matthes is developing provisional solutions and speculative vistas that reimagine and reshape The Almost Now from his funny, critical, and perversely industrious point of view.
His increasingly chaotic atelier will be open to the public during festival hours.