Matt Hostelley is Hostileart… photographer, artist, writer, father, husband, Clevelander, softball player, bourbon drinker.

This official statement is approved by Hostileart:

I consider myself to be a photorealist whose composition and style has modernist tendencies.  My work focuses on compositions that flatten space in an effort to create intriguing abstraction.  My images are an exploration of a reality that challenges prevailing sentiments about art and culture.  My reality is captured in artistic presentations of subject matter that contains elements that are often objectionable, overlooked, and dramatic.  I present imagery that encourages the viewer to look beyond the obvious and sense the subtle; to sense what is there or not there.