These paintings are an experimental traveling public art exhibition. With each showing, the paintings are arranged in reaction to the particularities of their new surroundings. The first incarnation was a part of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's 2012 Pop-up Garden at 19th and Walnut. The second and current incarnation is located in Northern Liberties at the intersection of 2nd and Germantown Ave.
Mat Tomezsko is an artist producing paintings influenced by the social environment of the contemporary the urban experience. The paintings reflect social issues and conditions, and are made up of materials and imagery drawn from everyday visual language, tying the physical makeup of the paintings to the concepts they represent. Working in a variety of styles and mediums, his work is connected through concept and an overarching desire to treat all stimuli as equal. The abstract paintings adopt the medium of spray paint for its association with urban expression to convey an amalgamation of textures, colors, and processes of the natural and man-made world. Tomezsko is a Tyler School of Art graduate living and working in Philadelphia. His work has been exhibited at various art spaces locally and nationally including the Crane Arts, DCCA, and Artists' House Gallery. He has completed and exhibited several public art projects including There Is No, a series of 94 spray paintings recently included in the Juvenile In Justice exhibition, and has made a number of public art installations, an example of which, Look Long and Look Good, can be seen on Main Street in Manayunk.