The basic principle of “Matricism” is a process of breaking down a color decision into its basic components for a separate form of analysis. “Matricism” and its application has projected Christian Seidler into a new realm of painting, graced by the computer age. The Art of “Matricism” is proving to be an important statement for the 21st century.
Christian Seidler was born on October 9th, 1951 in Pittsburg, Kansas. He was trained as a classical pianist and worked in the architectural field. After four years in the Air Force, he followed an earlier avocation for the painting of the figure.
He studied, worked and interacted with noted watercolorist and landscape painter Daryl Dishman until the early 1970s. He then enrolled at the Portrait Institute of New York under the gifted instruction of John Howard Sanden.
Seidler’s sojourn in New York exposed him to the works of the great portrait painters including Sargent, Velazquez, and Rembrandt. During this time Christian perfected the glaze technique and the alla prima application.