Matthew Palladino Ouroboros (November 2018 - January 2019)
Dio Horia is pleased to present the second solo exhibition by American artist, Matthew Palladino that will be presented in Athens, at the historical Parnassos Literary Society. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Wednesday, 28 November at 19:00 in the presence of the artist.
The exhibition is called Ouroboros and features six new works. For this exhibition, Palladino continues his exploration into the medium of sculptural relief as contemporary painting. While inspired by ancient art and the themes and motivations that drove its creation, Palladino’s new work is firmly rooted in and influenced by the contemporary world and the images and objects that have left their mark on the collective conscious. The artist is inspired, despite lacking the ancient or classical inspiration in belief of gods or kings, to create a new set of idols for the current age. The new work employs in its production cutting edge technology, including 3D design and additive manufacturing to create and produce the structure of the reliefs. The three dimensional forms are then treated with a high level of craftsmanship and more traditional hand brushed painting methods to achieve an image/object that is a balanced hybrid of both old and new creative practices.
Palladino lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He was born in San Francisco in 1985. He studied painting at the California College of the Arts. His work was acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art. He has had solo exhibitions at Nanzuka (2017, Hong Kong), Retrospective Gallery (2015, New York) and Garth Greenan Gallery (2014, New York) among others. He has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art Forum, Juxtapoz and Dazed among others.