Matthew Craven, ‘expansion’, 2018, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Ink on found paper, Asya Geisberg Gallery
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Matthew Craven

expansion, 2018

Ink on found paper
45 × 30 in
114.3 × 76.2 cm
.
$6,000
Location
New York
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Asya Geisberg Gallery
New York

This piece is framed in walnut.

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Matthew Craven
American, b. 1981
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Matthew Craven challenges the sweeping narratives of American history textbooks, appropriating images of historical figures and sites and defacing or reconfiguring them within new aesthetic compositions. In combinations of illustration, collage, and painting, a march of tribal chieftains, Masonic leaders, and American generals and presidents appears in his images, their faces blotted out or colonized by Craven’s trademark geometric patterns. With his surreal mash-ups of historical references composed on antiquated paper, Craven creates his own pared-down symbols and mythologies. Many of Craven’s images are ambiguous, resisting cohesive narratives or easy interpretation; the artist has said that his compositions are not dictated by any political agenda but are based solely on aesthetic consideration.

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Asya Geisberg Gallery
New York

This piece is framed in walnut.

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Sticker label, Back
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Matthew Craven
American, b. 1981
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Matthew Craven challenges the sweeping narratives of American history textbooks, appropriating images of historical figures and sites and defacing or reconfiguring them within new aesthetic compositions. In combinations of illustration, collage, and painting, a march of tribal chieftains, Masonic leaders, and American generals and presidents appears in his images, their faces blotted out or colonized by Craven’s trademark geometric patterns. With his surreal mash-ups of historical references composed on antiquated paper, Craven creates his own pared-down symbols and mythologies. Many of Craven’s images are ambiguous, resisting cohesive narratives or easy interpretation; the artist has said that his compositions are not dictated by any political agenda but are based solely on aesthetic consideration.

Matthew Craven

expansion, 2018

Ink on found paper
45 × 30 in
114.3 × 76.2 cm
.
$6,000
Location
New York
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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