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Mathew Cerletty

American, b. 1980

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Mathew Cerletty

American, b. 1980

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Mathew Cerletty is a realist painter whose works depict a wide range of subjects, including figures, portraits, interiors, ice cream, linoleum, commercial logos, popular icons, and fabric. Though he paints representational images, Cerletty’s depictions focus on pattern, type, and texture in such a way that his paintings can appear abstract. There is a biographical element in Cerletty’s selection of his subjects; as the artist once explained: “I want to make pictures that maintain my interest.” Common themes connecting his disparate bodies of work include contemporary consumerism, art history, desire, and daily life. The cool, detached style and detailed realism of Cerletty’s depictions pay homage to Domenico Gnoli, Christopher Williams, Ed Ruscha, and Pop artists.

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Group show at a major institution
Whitney Museum of American Art
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Artforum, and 2 more
Biography

Mathew Cerletty is a realist painter whose works depict a wide range of subjects, including figures, portraits, interiors, ice cream, linoleum, commercial logos, popular icons, and fabric. Though he paints representational images, Cerletty’s depictions focus on pattern, type, and texture in such a way that his paintings can appear abstract. There is a biographical element in Cerletty’s selection of his subjects; as the artist once explained: “I want to make pictures that maintain my interest.” Common themes connecting his disparate bodies of work include contemporary consumerism, art history, desire, and daily life. The cool, detached style and detailed realism of Cerletty’s depictions pay homage to Domenico Gnoli, Christopher Williams, Ed Ruscha, and Pop artists.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Whitney Museum of American Art
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Articles Featuring Mathew Cerletty
The Best of Brussels from the Director of One of the City’s Hottest Galleries
Apr 15th, 2014
The Best of Brussels from the Director of One of the City’s Hottest Galleries
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