马特·康纳斯

Matt Connors

马特·康纳斯

Matt Connors

1973

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Matt Connors is a painter with a profound interest in technique and colour. His work draws upon the history of painting and processes, particularly minimalism and abstraction, but is also influenced by design, poetry, writing and music. While his visual vocabulary is often borrowed from the modernist canon – colours, gestures, grids, framing devices and compositions – Connors’ approach to his work is resolutely contemporary in both method and conception. In terms of materials and colouration, his work triggers emotional and intuitive responses. At the same time, it opens up a range of intellectual questions concerning mimesis, iteration and simulacra. Connors often works in series of interlinked, yet wholly autonomous works, in which a lively dialogue is established between repetition and variations in colours and form. Although his paintings might appear to depict something ‘real’ – a familiar work of art for example – there is, in fact, no ‘original’. Taken to the logical conclusion, Connors’ paintings could be viewed as having superseded the reality upon which they are based. Matt Connors is also known for his large-scale installations and artist books.

Matt Connors (b. 1973, Chicago) lives and works between New York and Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions include Impressionism, MoMA PS1, New York (2012) and Gas...Telephone...One Hundred Thousand Rubles, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (2011). Recent group exhibitions include New York Painting, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn; The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, MoMA, New York and Painter, Painter at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2013). In 2012, he published the award-winning book A Bell is a Cup.


马特·康纳斯 Matt Connors (b. 1973, Chicago)作品展近日在柏林VW(VeneKlasen/Werner)画廊开幕。马特·康纳斯对抽象绘画的创造力及其对意义的重建深信不疑。他的艺术实践将抽象主义用作了一种充满诗意的语言,忽视了存在于许多当代画作中的固定结局的主题,支持对绘画创作进行开放式探讨。通过重视非言语表达带来的愉悦感,探索概念化的创作技巧,大胆地借用一系列资源以及艺术史上的先例——包括中世纪的油画、排版设计以及现代诗歌的形式结构等——康纳斯重新阐释并且扩展了现代主义后期的一些叙述。虽然康纳斯的艺术创作过程看似冷静而又理智,但实际上他的画作一点也不冷淡或是讽刺。他将擦印画法、着色、渲染以及素描结合到一起,创造出了一个不同于惯常的表现性空间。


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2012,Rosemount, catalogue text by Jonathan Meese, Regina Gallery, Moscow, Russia (solo)

2011,Picture on the wall, Michael Janssen Gallery (cat.), Berlin, Germany (solo)

2011,Solo – Basle Art Fair, Union Gallery, London, UK

2011,15 Years Thomas Erben Gallery, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA

2011,Drawing 2011, The Drawing Room, London, UK

2011,Evan Holloway Rose Wylie, 2 person exhibition, The Approach, London, UK

2010,What with What (cat.), Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

2010,Film Notes (cat.), Union Gallery, London, UK (solo)

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