“Growing Pains” is Matt Gondek’s sophomore solo exhibition in Hong Kong. It is a follow up to his first solo show “American Gods” which also debuted in Hong Kong in the fall of 2016. The title refers to the artist’s own personal and artistic struggles as he navigates the pressures
Avenue des Arts is pleased to present “Growing Pains” and a new collection of paintings and sculptures by Matt Gondek. Gondek’s distinctive visual style, executed with such precision that we might think his paintings or walls are computer made, translated the mental disorder of protagonists like The Simpsons, McDuck, or Garfield. Fathered by a society always greedy for more, it seems obvious that the world’s madness rubbed off on them. Humor and nostalgia are everywhere in the work of he who describes himself as a deconstructivist pop artist: a technique and dexterity that has already seduced many collectors around the world. "I believe this collection is my strongest work to date, both in execution and growth. If I can continue to allow time, while successfully navigating the negative pressures, my growing pains will end".