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

Fucked Couple, 2005-2007

Polyester, silicone, polyurethane, wood, steel, oil paint, hair
83 9/10 × 157 1/2 × 157 1/2 in
213 × 400 × 400 cm
Edition of 2
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Gary Tatintsian Gallery
Moscow

Adam and Eve in Tony Matelli ‘Fucked Couple’ look like flood victims, but in reality they are just …

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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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Moscow

Adam and Eve in Tony Matelli ‘Fucked Couple’ look like flood victims, but in reality they are just exiles from the paradise of everyday life.

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Gary Tatintsian Gallery and artist’s studio
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

Fucked Couple, 2005-2007

Polyester, silicone, polyurethane, wood, steel, oil paint, hair
83 9/10 × 157 1/2 × 157 1/2 in
213 × 400 × 400 cm
Edition of 2
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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