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Count Negative, 2014

Acrylic and transfer on canvas
44 × 34 in
111.8 × 86.4 cm
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About the work

Matteo Callegari’s sparely sketched figures are hidden behind a screen of vibrant patternwork, …

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Matteo Callegari’s sparely sketched figures are hidden behind a screen of vibrant patternwork, which he creates by applying transfers of everyday materials—like the bubble wrap-imprint seen here—and layering thick piles of paint on top.

Swiss Institute Benefit Auction 2014

Count Negative fuses abstract and formal painting to create a layered image that simultaneously …

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Count Negative fuses abstract and formal painting to create a layered image that simultaneously reveals and distorts. A figure reminiscent of the Statue of Liberty is hidden among rich shades of green that dominate the surface of the painting. A splash of purple interrupts the central portion of the canvas, outlining …

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Image rights
Courtesy the artist and Federico Vavassori, Milan; Ramiken Crucible, New York; Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.
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About the work

Matteo Callegari’s sparely sketched figures are hidden behind a screen of vibrant patternwork, …

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Matteo Callegari’s sparely sketched figures are hidden behind a screen of vibrant patternwork, which he creates by applying transfers of everyday materials—like the bubble wrap-imprint seen here—and layering thick piles of paint on top.

Swiss Institute Benefit Auction 2014

Count Negative fuses abstract and formal painting to create a layered image that simultaneously …

Read more

Count Negative fuses abstract and formal painting to create a layered image that simultaneously reveals and distorts. A figure reminiscent of the Statue of Liberty is hidden among rich shades of green that dominate the surface of the painting. A splash of purple interrupts the central portion of the canvas, outlining …

Read more
Image rights
Courtesy the artist and Federico Vavassori, Milan; Ramiken Crucible, New York; Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.

Count Negative, 2014

Acrylic and transfer on canvas
44 × 34 in
111.8 × 86.4 cm
Bidding closed
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