Tony Matelli, ‘Female Sleepwalker’, 2008, Gary Tatintsian Gallery
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Tony Matelli

Female Sleepwalker, 2008

Epoxy, hair, color, steel, underwear
63 × 29 1/2 × 21 7/10 in
160 × 75 × 55 cm
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Gary Tatintsian Gallery
Moscow

This work is a female version of Matelli’s famous work “Sleepwalker”, that was publicly installed …

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Tony Matelli
American, b. 1971
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Incorporating figurative, botanical, and abstract forms in his sculpture, Tony Matelli creates uncanny objects that are both unsettling and comical. His bronze sculptures feature ropes frozen in mid-air, as if the ropes were dropped on a plinth and cast just before collapsing into inert coils. Other works rely on unusual juxtapositions, such as his weeds series in which plants sprout from the space between gallery walls and floors. Across his oeuvre, and particularly in his mirror paintings, Matelli discards traditional genre categories in favor of experiential concerns. “I like sculpture because it’s unwieldy, and there is a resistance to decoration in sculpture that I like,” Matelli has said. “Genres are at the service of ideas, not the other way around.”

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Gary Tatintsian Gallery
Moscow

This work is a female version of Matelli’s famous work “Sleepwalker”, that was publicly installed outside Wellesley College and at the New York’s High Line.
In the “Female Sleepwalker” the emotions to the statue are being pushed aside in favor of having a discussion about art, a question that Matelli called ‘issues of …

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Tony Matelli
American, b. 1971
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Incorporating figurative, botanical, and abstract forms in his sculpture, Tony Matelli creates uncanny objects that are both unsettling and comical. His bronze sculptures feature ropes frozen in mid-air, as if the ropes were dropped on a plinth and cast just before collapsing into inert coils. Other works rely on unusual juxtapositions, such as his weeds series in which plants sprout from the space between gallery walls and floors. Across his oeuvre, and particularly in his mirror paintings, Matelli discards traditional genre categories in favor of experiential concerns. “I like sculpture because it’s unwieldy, and there is a resistance to decoration in sculpture that I like,” Matelli has said. “Genres are at the service of ideas, not the other way around.”

Tony Matelli

Female Sleepwalker, 2008

Epoxy, hair, color, steel, underwear
63 × 29 1/2 × 21 7/10 in
160 × 75 × 55 cm
.
On hold
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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