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Matt Niebuhr is an artist and architectural designer living and working in Des Moines, Iowa.

.../miscellaneous - is a personal journal, self educational in nature, containing notes and images that inspire me, or that I wish to learn more about - as such, it includes works by other people as noted with full acknowledgment and credit to authors and sources where possible.

I also share content of my own making that I think is worth sharing with a larger audience. If there is any work by others who object to having their work posted here, I will remove the content if so requested.

Visit Matt Niebuhr - Works a site featuring my work exclusively. I established a studio practice pursuing personal work in the summer of 2012 named "West Branch Studio". In 2013 I became a contributing artist and designer with RDG Dahlquist Art Studio and RDG Planning and Design, a multidisciplinary design firm.

Matt Niebuhr - Drawings a visual journal of my work.

If you are interested in work(s) for purchase please see this or simply email me: niebuhr.matt [at] gmail.com.

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drawing study2010_04_11longitudinal sectionswhite cribMatt Niebuhr
West Branch Studio

mattniebuhrdrawings:

drawing study
2010_04_11
longitudinal sections
white crib
Matt Niebuhr

West Branch Studio


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ericsaudi:

Untitled, Oct. 2011
Watercolour, Pastel, Crayon, Coldwax
67x52”
Eric Saudi

ericsaudi:

Untitled, Oct. 2011

Watercolour, Pastel, Crayon, Coldwax

67x52”

Eric Saudi


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Elevation
Zachary House
http://www.archdaily.com/282552/the-zachary-house-stephen-atkinson-architecture/
from "Diary fragments" seriesMario Kolarić
mattniebuhrdrawings:

untitled (murder in the red barn #5)2012_07_30oil pastel on paper11” x 14” (27.9 x 35.6)cmMatt Niebuhrwww.mattniebuhr.comshop.mattniebuhr.com
“…road kill has its seasons just like anything. It’s possums in the autumn and it’s farm cats in the spring…” T. Waits
Happy to be sending this out soon to a collector in Sweden - Thank-you!

mattniebuhrdrawings:

untitled (murder in the red barn #5)
2012_07_30
oil pastel on paper
11” x 14” (27.9 x 35.6)cm
Matt Niebuhr
www.mattniebuhr.com
shop.mattniebuhr.com

“…road kill has its seasons just like anything. It’s possums in the autumn and it’s farm cats in the spring…” T. Waits

Happy to be sending this out soon to a collector in Sweden - Thank-you!


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"

…”so real, you’d think it’s not just a drawing but an actual photography.”

- ouch - double ouch to both drawing and photography!

"

~ really anon.  
Agnes Martin:  The Islands - on the way!

bookdummypress:

Two books from Agnes Martin: Paintings and Drawings 1957-1975 and The IslandsAgnes Martin was a Canadian-born American abstract painter. An element that is common to a lot of her work is matte white color that absorbs the surrounding light but only partially radiates it back as well as the structure of fine horizontal lines drawn in pencil. bdp is very pleased to share these two beautiful books of her legendary work.http://store.bookdummypress.com/product/paintings-and-drawings1957-1975-by-agnes-martinhttp://store.bookdummypress.com/product/the-islands-by-agnes-martin

Agnes Martin:  The Islands - on the way!

bookdummypress:

Two books from Agnes Martin: Paintings and Drawings 1957-1975 and The Islands

Agnes Martin was a Canadian-born American abstract painter. An element that is common to a lot of her work is matte white color that absorbs the surrounding light but only partially radiates it back as well as the structure of fine horizontal lines drawn in pencil. bdp is very pleased to share these two beautiful books of her legendary work.

http://store.bookdummypress.com/product/paintings-and-drawings1957-1975-by-agnes-martin
http://store.bookdummypress.com/product/the-islands-by-agnes-martin


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""When people go to the ocean they like to see it all day… There’s nobody living who couldn’t stand all afternoon in front of a waterfall. It’s a simple experience, you become lighter in weight, you wouldn’t want anything else. Anyone who can sit on a stone in a field awhile can see my painting. Nature is like parting a curtain - you go into it. I want to draw a certain response like this. … Not a specific response but that quality of response from people when they leave themselves behind, often experienced in nature - an experience of simple joy… the simple, direct going into a field of vision as you would cross an empty beach to look at the ocean." - Agnes Martin 1966"

~

Quote from Paintings and drawings 1977-1991 - Agnes Martin - Exhibition by Serpentine Gallery 1993.

The more time I spend with Martin’s drawings and paintings the more I realize that to me it is important to practice drawing in such a way that the result is not an illustration of an idea but that the drawing somehow might embody or elicit a certain kind of response - a difficult thing to accomplish - because an idea can certainly be easy to illustrate and is easily understood and then forgotten…  It’s the things that I don’t understand that interest me… and seem to stick in my mind.

scrag section by k masback on Flickr.

scrag section by k masback on Flickr.

whitehotel:

Matt Niebuhr, Untitled (first construction, three targets, nine points at random) (2011)

whitehotel:

Matt Niebuhr, Untitled (first construction, three targets, nine points at random) (2011)


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Here’s a short film made by Diane Guyot who was kind enough to come along and document our marathon open Drawing Sessions event at The Royal Standard last November. We’ll do another event this year so watch this space.


Special thanks go to Dave and Fran Evans, Ailie Rutherford, Madeline Hall, Andrew Foulds and Hannah Bitowski for their input and assistance with the project. Thanks also to all the performers and speakers and everyone who came along and made it a great event.


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Richard Long Untitled, 2004 River Avon mud on Douglas Fir plywood 96 x 24 inches243,8 x 61 cm SW 04379 
Long time interest in Long…  I like the inclusion of labels in his work that describe the materials put to work in the piece “Untitled” , for instance, I wonder,  why River Avon mud?   The hint of a larger story?  
A line, nature with nature - what guides the line?

Richard Long 
Untitled, 2004 
River Avon mud on Douglas Fir plywood 
96 x 24 inches
243,8 x 61 cm 
SW 04379 

Long time interest in Long…  I like the inclusion of labels in his work that describe the materials put to work in the piece “Untitled” , for instance, I wonder,  why River Avon mud?   The hint of a larger story?  

A line, nature with nature - what guides the line?