Spadecaller (Matthew Schwartz) is the pseudonym he uses for his online galleries, writing, poetry, and video creations; the name came about by his direct approach on subjects that sometimes focus on controversial issues in the news today. True artists never bow to trend or the demands forced upon them by politics and ideology. I will not apologize for or defer from creating art that is faithful to my personal vision of the world. The idea that artists need to hide from the world in order to create beauty is also repugnant to me. Truth is beauty; even when it is sad or disturbing. We live in an intrusive society; and must wake up to this fact or fall victim to its control. His writing, videos, and artwork “call a spade a spade." Through a vast library of video creations, he showcases his digital paintings, poetry, and photography on Youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Thespadecaller.
During the past decade, Spadecaller has focused much of his work on fusing photography and digitally hand painted imagery to create an art form that he believes is “worthy of the same distinction traditional painters deserve.” His reverence for nature and devotion to spirituality are reflected in his portraits, wildlife, floral creations. and his dramatic works that boldly depict the bondage, despair, and the hope humanity seeks. Spadecaller is the frequent recipient of awards and special recognition by his colleagues.
Links to Spadecaller's Visual Arts