"While an artist creates a variety of works over many years, one can often identify qualities that become consistent.
Mathie & Gumpert create surfaces that can best be described as organic. That is to say within each painting they create an organization similar in its complexity to that of living things. Whether in a pure abstract, or surfaces within a figure, plant or animal you can always identify structural layering that alludes to life.
Look for overlapping textures, transparencies that allow the viewer to see colors through each other, and evidence of the artist's hand. Quick gestural marks, drips, splashes and slashes all augment their biomorphic, luminous illusions."