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Terrazza a New York, 2019

Oil and mixed media on board
35 2/5 × 23 3/5 in
90 × 60 cm
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Pontone Gallery
London
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The nature of his subject is intriguing and mysterious. He shows unoccupied, decayed, possibly …

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The nature of his subject is intriguing and mysterious. He shows unoccupied, decayed, possibly abandoned, domestic interiors. These still and eloquent rooms are freighted with absence and melancholy. This is offset by the sophisticated handling of light and colour, which seduces the eye and lends a lighter atmosphere …

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Matteo Massagrande
Italian, b. 1959
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Matteo Massagrande paints interior scenes with multiple focal points, a compositional style absorbed from having studied Renaissance masterworks while working as the assistant to a restorer of 15th- to 19th-century artworks. He blends late 19th-century Italian Realism with contemporary photorealism and Renaissance art techniques. Addressing themes of remembrance and temporality, Massagrande depicts interior spaces in varying states of deterioration. His cinematic perspectives and eerie light effects suggest the presence of previous inhabitants and their former lives. The artist builds each composition in sections, adding texture and patina as if restoring the painting while creating it. Massagrande once met Giorgio de Chirico, who inspired him to develop his own style rather than adhere to more popular abstract styles.

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About the work
Pontone Gallery
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The nature of his subject is intriguing and mysterious. He shows unoccupied, decayed, possibly …

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The nature of his subject is intriguing and mysterious. He shows unoccupied, decayed, possibly abandoned, domestic interiors. These still and eloquent rooms are freighted with absence and melancholy. This is offset by the sophisticated handling of light and colour, which seduces the eye and lends a lighter atmosphere …

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Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Matteo Massagrande
Italian, b. 1959
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Matteo Massagrande paints interior scenes with multiple focal points, a compositional style absorbed from having studied Renaissance masterworks while working as the assistant to a restorer of 15th- to 19th-century artworks. He blends late 19th-century Italian Realism with contemporary photorealism and Renaissance art techniques. Addressing themes of remembrance and temporality, Massagrande depicts interior spaces in varying states of deterioration. His cinematic perspectives and eerie light effects suggest the presence of previous inhabitants and their former lives. The artist builds each composition in sections, adding texture and patina as if restoring the painting while creating it. Massagrande once met Giorgio de Chirico, who inspired him to develop his own style rather than adhere to more popular abstract styles.

Terrazza a New York, 2019

Oil and mixed media on board
35 2/5 × 23 3/5 in
90 × 60 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
London
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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