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Press Release: Magicko Arrested at 7th day Advent. Church


Knoxville, Tennesse – Texas painter, cartoon animator and art teacher,

Matthew “Magicko” Szal, was arrested the morning of June 17th while sleeping in his truck in the parking lot of the Seventh Day Adventist

Church in Knoxville, Tennesse. Magicko is representative of the large Catholic population in North Texas. He is planning on pursuing civil litigation for the time he was not able to see his son Roman, who just celebrated his 11th birthday. The Seventh Day Adventist Church is quite likely a cover for a satanic church organization, anyone who would call the police on a homeless person sleeping in their vehicle is not a Christian. 

While he was sleeping at 2 o’clock in the morning, the police mistakenly arrested him for CBD weed. The container it was put in clearly says CBD, yet it was hard to read the label so late in the night. Magicko is very happy he can spend Father’s day with his son Roman. He plans to use the money from a civil damages lawsuit to create a college fund for Roman.

Matthew “Magicko” Szal went to Pratt Art and Design school in New York City. He left school in 2011 when his son was born and evently graduated from University of South Carolina in 2018. He teaches online for Varsity Tutors and has an animated cartoon series called “The Flying Dutchess”. He was born and raised in Tarrant County, where he has lived 20 of the 30 years of his life.

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“Tarnished Teapot color study” oil on bristol, 2014

Teapot color study after Sergeant
Oil on Bristol, 2014 – This was painted from observation from a tarnished silver tea set that I inherited when my grandma Dot passed away more than a decade ago.

This is an old color study that I found while reorganizing some of my old portfolios. I will post some more old gems and rarities like this in the enminent future, especially ones that have never been posted or never have left the studio/sketchbook. This teapot was from an old knock-off silver set my grandmother gave me when she passed away. She raised my brother and I almost by herself, so she was very much like a mother to me. So, even though it is not worth much in a monetary sense, it is worth more than the Sun and the Moon for me personally.

She wasn’t big on Art, but she always believed I could be a great artist if I put my all into the brush she would say. We lost her almost ten years ago when I was only in high school. Grandma Dot is what I used to call her, short for Dorothy. She also turned me on on of my favorite painters even nowadays, John Signer Sargent. Can you see the influence of Sargent in the wet on wet oil style and color filled highlights?

I am also considering making a series of short videos that discuss my studio process and my major influnces from the Old Masters of Art History. I think combining some old works from sketchbooks and portfolios that have not seen daylight in quite some time with historical influnces would be a good way to showcase some of my old work while also informing my artistic peers and the public at large about important works of art/artists that they may have unintentionally neglected or could further their apperication. 


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Some new works for the Halloween Season!

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Facing Planes

Shallow Depth Inspection, Acrylic
Shallow Depth Inspection, Acrylic

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From the Sketch Book


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My dad flew in from Dallas on Friday to see Roman and I. Although we did have some fun going out drinking in the Vista on Friday, we also took Roman to the Edventure science museum for kids.

Also, we spent a large amount of his visit cleaning/reorganizing my pad. I will admit though that I am glad my art/design space doesn’t look like Francis Bacon’s painting studio anymore!

Francis Bacon's painting studio
Francis Bacon’s painting studio