By John Lamb, Published April 21 2014
#FMGram: Punchgut shares gallery, alley art online
While the Fargo artist has a piece in the alley between the 300 block of Broadway and Roberts Street (a dumpster with a pair of comic hands dangling out the side – how “Fargo” of him!), he’s also had exhibits in the Plains and Rourke Art museums.
His graffiti, pop and poster art-influenced style, as well as his handle (real name Matt Mastrud), have made him a popular, if mysterious figure in the local art scene and a favorite stop on the annual fall Studio Crawl, though he’s skipping this year to work on a show in Grand Forks.
When he’s not showing in galleries, he’s created an Instagram page, @punchgut, to showcase his work and the process.
Fittingly, his only description on the page is a street-smart disclaimer: “Artist. Not the fancy ARteest kind either. Just the regular unleaded type artist.”
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