Landon Metz (b. 1984, Pheonix, AZ) is an American artist living in New York City. He has exhibited his paintings internationally and has forthcoming solo and group exhibitions at Brand New Gallery, Milan, and Stadium, New York.
Metz's recent paintings are an exploration of minimalist colour fields using dye and canvas, creating harmonious abstract images. In creating these works, he first pours dye and overlays raw canvas allowing the pigment to absorb in the canvas. He applies different amounts of pressure and uses the natural pull of gravity to determine the outcome of each shape. The nature of this process provides the work with varying levels of gradience, transparency and opacity. He works without preconceived knowledge of the out coming shape, providing a response to the material, and allowing the work to unfold at a natural pace. Metz's work grants room for chance, and it is the spontaneity in the work which makes it exciting to view.