Deitch Projects is pleased to present Surrender, an exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Matt Greene. This new suite of paintings is inspired by erotica and its screenic image as a vehicle to address formal concerns such as surface, color, and space.
Known for his ethereal landscapes of fleshy fungi and bushy bombshells, Matt Greene continues in this series an exploration of his favorite shelves in the library: horticulture, vintage pornography, horror films, fairy tales, 19th Century Symbolist art, and of course the history of Modernism. These disparate interests—and the weighty themes of gender, sexuality, and epistemology that accompany them—Greene masterfully approaches in a hallucinatory, visionary manner allowing them to come together in phantasmagoric splendor on his canvases.
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