Tony Matelli, ‘Fucked Couple’, 2005-2007, Gary Tatintsian Gallery
Tony Matelli, ‘Fucked Couple’, 2005-2007, Gary Tatintsian Gallery
Tony Matelli, ‘Fucked Couple’, 2005-2007, Gary Tatintsian Gallery

Realisms - State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia Jun' - Sep' 2016
Mutated Reality - Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow: Nov '15 - Mar '16
Tony Matelli, Uppsala konstmuseum, Sweden: Oct - Nov ‘08
Tony Matelli. Survival, Gary Tatintsian Gallery: Sep - Nov ‘08
Create Your Own Museum Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow: Jan - Feb ‘07

Catalogue “Mutated Reality”. Gary Tatintsian gallery, Moscow, 2016 pages 6-7, 10-15, 18-23, 63
Catalogue “Tony Matelli. Survival”, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, 2008. page 10-11
Catalogue “Create Your Own Museum”,Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, 2007. page 104-107

About Tony Matelli

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.”

American, b. 1971, Chicago, Illinois, based in New York, New York