Madison Skriver

Why The Patrons Represents This Artist

The Patrons saw Madison’s work on the University of Oregon’s online BFA thesis site. Madison had a clear theme, focused on the timeframe of the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Within a few weeks Bryce and Kyle had acquired multiple pieces by Madison.

“In 2021, it became clear that Madison was leveling-up her skills,” says Kyle. “She was using new techniques, focusing on celebrities of the time period, and cranking out even more gorgeous, high quality, amazing work. But more importantly, Madison was taking her story-telling to a whole new plane. And that’s what really gets Bryce and I fired up.”

Bryce elaborates, saying, “Kyle was born in 1978 and I was born in 1980. We lived through the hangover of 60’s and 70’s design and fashion. It was everywhere when we were kids. Madison’s work is so honest, her color palette so spot on. It’s beautiful while maintaining that ugly veneer of the time. It should evoke a level of nostalgia for our generation and especially older generations.”.

Madison Skriver's Portfolio

About Madison Skriver

Madison’s work is heavily focused on the aesthetics and visual themes of the post-war period. For her, the extreme cultural shifts of the 1960s and 1970s have become their own entity. She explains, “I want my paintings to carry a haunting quality to the viewer, and to convey something nostalgic but also elusive and unfamiliar.”

Madison is interested in the American mythology of that time period and how (or why) perpetuated stories and images become a part of our personal identities. Says Madison, “I am drawn to the post-war period so deeply. There are so many stories and images that need to be remembered and re-told. It is arresting to consider how much of our way of being today is influenced by that period of time.”

Madison has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oregon and currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband.

For more information about Madison’s work, contact Kyle Holt at [email protected].

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