Matthew Chambers, ‘it sped by me without a word’, 2015, LAND Benefit Auction 2015

Matthew Chambers’ it sped by me without a word, belongs to a series of floral paintings that were released in tandem with artist's books of sketches and text. While Chambers reveals the freedom of his creative process throughout the books, these paintings are the result of a concentrated experiment with the formal qualities of color. Chambers has been featured in shows at the Zabludowicz Collection, London, and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, in addition to a recent exhibition at Zach Feuer Gallery, New York.

Courtesy of the Artist and Mesler/Feuer

Signature: Signed en verso

About Matthew Chambers

With quick, gestural brushstrokes, Matthew Chambers paints representational images inspired by pop culture, movies, and art history, as well as abstract works comprising layered strips of torn canvases rejected by the artist in making other works. For Chambers, the practice constitutes his method of processing image overload. His subjects, all rendered in a painterly style, range from a comical, boot-sporting, umbrella-toting cat, to a portrayal of two formally dressed women so intimate it leaves viewers feeling like they are intruding, to a homoerotic depiction of a man in boxers toweling another, nude man. Noting the characteristic threads trailing from the canvases, warped stretchers, and other flaws, critic Jeff Frederick writes in Art in America, “What Chambers has to say is too urgent, his passion too great, for him to get caught up in the niceties of facture. And roughness is part of the appeal.”

American, b. 1982

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