What a great way to go about this.
"Matthew Palladino's paintings allude to influences by early Mission School artists; colorful, flat, almost folky. From there his work diverges. His subject matter is raw, sexual, and violent; inspired by current media events and the rough edges of society. His shockingly honest portraits of American life expose all-too-real events in his ongoing narrative that tie his current works together.
Matthew Palladino is 22 years old. He was born and raised in San Francisco. He enrolled then dropped out of CCA."
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