Matthew Deleget, Vanitas (Tomato), 2014, Enamel spray paint on canvas and decorative frame, 22.5 x 26.5 x 3.5 inches, Private collection, Los Angeles, CA

Matthew Deleget, Hadi Tabatabai, Don Voisine at Peter Blake Gallery
By Liz Goldner
Art Ltd.
July/August 2014
www.artltdmag.com

“One of Laguna’s most successful gallerists, Peter Blake shifted focus three years ago, from mostly LA-based artists, to artists working in a reductive, minimalist style, including numerous artists from way beyond Southern California. His recent three-person exhibition highlighted two artists currently based in Brooklyn — Matthew Deleget and Don Voisine — and one from the Bay Area, Hadi Tabatabai. Matthew Deleget, whose work was included this spring in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, created a nine work series called Vanitas for this show. Taking nine enamel spray paint colors — black, sun yellow, pewter, red, gold, true blue, Dover White, bright yellow and Ford Blue — he then monochromatically spray-painted each canvas and its surrounding ultra-baroque frame with one of these colors. The result is nine paintings that echo in form, structure, and even simplicity of subject matter, the Dutch 16th-17th century “vanitas” still-life paintings. Conversely, the effect of each work, with its nearly neon splash of single color, is a mesmerizing in-your-face challenge to traditional painting. The artist’s inspiration for the series also includes Mondrian’s paintings and monochromatic works by the 1970s-80s “Radical Painting Group”…”

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Matthew Deleget, Vanitas (Tomato), 2014
Enamel spray paint on canvas and decorative frame, 22.5 x 26.5 x 3.5 inches
Private collection, Los Angeles, CA

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