About

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.

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Teo González
 King Ashurbanipal (study 3)
2010; acrylic on canvas over board; 
78 × 78 inches
via Brian Gross Fine Art

Teo González

 King Ashurbanipal (study 3)

2010; acrylic on canvas over board;

78 × 78 inches

via Brian Gross Fine Art

Canvases cut up by aspiring painter to practise his ‘Sunday painting’.via / more information
…standing on the shoulders of ‘giants’ - (aren’t we all in some ways?) what a great story…

Canvases cut up by aspiring painter to practise his ‘Sunday painting’.
via / more information

…standing on the shoulders of ‘giants’ - (aren’t we all in some ways?) what a great story…

thebeautyofnothingness:

David Kowalski
Distilled grey.
Leftover oil paint, over the year 2012 collected, on canvas 13x18cm.
(One of my own. It is post number 1000. Thank you all!)

thebeautyofnothingness:

David Kowalski

Distilled grey.

Leftover oil paint, over the year 2012 collected, on canvas 13x18cm.

(One of my own. It is post number 1000. Thank you all!)


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Untitled - black n°1, 2011Paper mounted on dibond100 × 170cmEGON VAN HERREWEGHE

Untitled - black n°1, 2011
Paper mounted on dibond
100 × 170cm
EGON VAN HERREWEGHE

m-moen:

Gerhard Richter in the studio (by GerhardRichterVideos)


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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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Ed RuschaCry Box, acrylic on canvas60 H x 54 W (inches) 1987
Ruscha is now the ‘Lone Wolf’ artist on the board at L.A.’s MOCA - change is difficult but it may just lead to some new and exciting things - that doesn’t mean however that MOCA should abandon doing good work - art and fashion are intertwined - but substance is key…

Ed Ruscha
Cry Box, acrylic on canvas
60 H x 54 W (inches) 
1987

Ruscha is now the ‘Lone Wolf’ artist on the board at L.A.’s MOCA - change is difficult but it may just lead to some new and exciting things - that doesn’t mean however that MOCA should abandon doing good work - art and fashion are intertwined - but substance is key…

lesrogers:

Les Rogers

lesrogers:

Les Rogers


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mattniebuhrdrawings:

Saw this yesterday, an amazing film - a glimpse into the world of Richter’s making…

matt-niebuhr:

Portlander’s take note:

Gerhard Richter - Painting

Film Showing:

Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 3 PM (Whitsell Auditorium) - Portland Art Museum / 35th Portland International Film Festival

http://www.gerhardrichterpainting.com/

Time is short. 


Ars longa,
vita brevis,
occasio praeceps,
experimentum periculosum,
iudicium difficile.

art [technique, craft] is long,
life is short,
opportunity fleeting,
experiment dangerous,
judgment difficult.

(Source: rockandrora)


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destroyed
GERHARD RICHTER, KÖLN - COURTESY GERHARD- RICHTER-ARCHIV DRESDEN
"There was the painting of a warship that had been hit by a torpedo. It was shown in 1964, in the first gallery show of a painter who was still unknown at the time. It looked serious and dramatic, with the calm water in the distance, the inconspicuous silhouette of the ship and, underneath it all, a gigantic explosion. But then it disappeared." via

destroyed

GERHARD RICHTER, KÖLN - COURTESY GERHARD- RICHTER-ARCHIV DRESDEN

"There was the painting of a warship that had been hit by a torpedo. It was shown in 1964, in the first gallery show of a painter who was still unknown at the time. It looked serious and dramatic, with the calm water in the distance, the inconspicuous silhouette of the ship and, underneath it all, a gigantic explosion. But then it disappeared." via

RACHEL HOWARD | FOLIE À DEUXFear of Madness, 2011Oil, household gloss and acrylic on canvas198.1 x 198.1 cm(78 x 78 in)

RACHEL HOWARD | FOLIE À DEUX
Fear of Madness, 2011
Oil, household gloss and acrylic on canvas
198.1 x 198.1 cm
(78 x 78 in)