In the dictionary, Cognitive Dissonance is known as “the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.”
The Cognitive Dissonance body of works is a representation of this dance with death that we like to play and the cycle of life. Using time as a medium in our lives, we discover new things and realize that our beliefs that once meant everything now force us to question our own realities.
My (Matt) artwork is very personal to me and oftentimes based on things that have happened in my life, including grief, missing places I call home, and self-discovery. My goal as an artist is to share these emotions with the public by visually depicting my viewpoint on life through political mapping and self-portraiture. I want to continue to create and show my gratitude toward the practice of art, no longer just for myself but for the community as a whole.
Matthew Moloney is a Boston-based studio artist inspired heavily by the abstract expressionism movement, as well as the Lascaux cave paintings from 20,000 years ago. Moloney’s oeuvre consists of large works on often unprimed, raw canvas.