Blue Leaf Painting 220612 25
DIMENSIONS 30 x 22 in (76.20 x 55.88 cm) MEDIUM Silkscreen ink on Rives BFK paper with embossed lettering
Unique work from a series of 25 + 3APs + 3PPs, 2022
Signed and numbered by the artist on front
ABOUT THE WORK
"Nothing should make sense. If it makes sense it’s not interesting anymore. Anyways, what does it mean to have one way of making art or one style. Who made the rules anyway?"
Corey Mason's expressive work has been likened to that of Twombly, Matisse, and Picasso and his paintings have recently attracted the notice of important curators in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Berlin. Mason’s confident linework and his halo-like layers of intentional smudges and fingerprints present an insistent tactility and immediacy that recalls the Paleolithic cave paintings of France and Spain. Mason’s motifs, which include pottery, animals, flowers, fruit, and athletes, are both local and global. They suggest the intimacy and comfort of domestic spaces while simultaneously pointing to larger histories of transatlantic trade, migration and cross-cultural influence.
Corey Mason (b. 1979; San Antonio, Texas) is an artist based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Solo shows include a forthcoming exhibition at Achenbach Hagemeier, Germany; The Journal Gallery, New York, 2022, 2019, 2018; County Gallery, Palm Beach, FL, 2021, 2018; Achenbach Hagemeier, Berlin, 2020; Marfa Invitational with Achenbach Hagemeier, Marfa, TX, 2019; A+B Gallery, Brescia, Italy, 2019; Achenbach Hagemeier, Düsseldorf, 2018; Holder, Raleigh, NC, 2016. In addition to participating in numerous group shows his work is held in the collections of Donatella Versace and Alex Katz Foundation.
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