DIMENSIONS 20" x 16" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 50, 2014
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
Matthew Palladino began his career producing watercolor paintings on paper, transforming a stereotypically staid medium with large scale representations of colorful fabrics and gradated abstractions. Influenced by the graphic images present in the cartoons and comics of his youth, Palladino's work adopts similar grid-like arrangements, acerbic comedy, and forced perspectival flattening. In response to a frustration with the "illusion of painting," Palladino began pushing the boundaries of his practice off the page by creating plaster and enamel casts of fruits, chocolate figurines, and other quotidian objects. Though he employs simple patterns and images, Palladino skillfully arranges his compositions to enhance spatial complexities much like the work of John Wesley which rewards repeated viewing and extended contemplation.
Framing option is black or white painted wood, 7/8" wide flat face and 7/8" deep, with UV acrylic glass.