Matt Adrian is perhaps best known as the man behind MincingMockingbird, a humorous collection of fun and delightful art for your home and life. The reoccurring theme of his work is birds, a subject the artist captures in lush acrylics, tones of the paintings varying from cute to strange and sinister. However, the key aspect of Adrian's work is not the detailed feathers or subtle brushstrokes, but the genius juxtaposition of pieces and their titles. As Matt Adrian himself describes, the titles put together with his work are meant to compare "the purity of nature with the banality of modern human existence".
Based in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California, Matt Adrian has created many pieces dedicated to avians, ranging from the very mundane ones we meet almost daily, to their exotic and colorful cousins. Throughout the years, he published a number of books, focusing on different series of bird art.
Creeping from the corner of the canvas, or standing bold stretched across the painting, the many feathered subjects naturally draw attention, whereas the titles add personality and shift our pre-existing idea of the piece.
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#1 Prolonging Revenge Through Reincarnation
#2 An Unexpected And Extremely Heated Argument With Her Amazon Echo Regarding Flushable Wet Wipes Had Left Her Shaken And Unnerved
#3 A Financially Unstable Mess, But At The Liquor Store They Call Me Ma'am
#4 I Will Put You Down As A Soft Maybe
#5 Purifying Angel Of The Decomposing Carcass
#6 Stress Eating As Self-Expression
#7 Starting To Rethink My Well-Intentioned Effort To Strike Up A Cultural Conversation With The Caps Lock Crowd
#8 Had I But Hands To Put About Your Throat
#9 In The Beginning, We Called It Love
#10 Grandpa Used To Whip Quarters At Me And Scream "Pull Them Out Of Your Ear Yourself"