Art of Combustion

Dennis Matson’s Passion for Motorbikes Bleeds Onto the Canvas

In 2012, Dennis Matson took delivery of one of the first Ducati 1199 Panigales to be delivered in the United States in Newport Beach, CA and started a journey across North America that would eventually take him around the world. He rode the Panigale through 25+ countries, two continents and 120 states over the course of three years.

Since returning home to Southern California, he’s taken his passion for motorbikes, stories from the road and obsession to create and translated it to canvas. The result is a body of meticulously crafted motorcycle and auto inspired paintings with hundreds of hours invested in each one. A mix of hyperrealistic and abstract work, it is admired by petrol heads and art aficionados alike.

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