NANZUKA is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by American artist Matthew Palladino at NANZUKA UNDERGROUND (1F).
This marks the artist’s latest solo exhibition with NANZUKA following his previous concurrent shows at 3110NZ by LDH kitchen and NANZUKA 2G in June 2022.
Palladino was born in San Francisco, CA., and graduated from the California College of Arts. He currently lives and works in La Paz, Bolivia. His recent exhibitions include the solo show “Ouroboros” (Parnassos Literary Society, Dio Horia Gallery, 2018), and the group shows “Punch”(Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, Los Angels, 2019) and “Paper/Plastic”(AishoNanzuka, 2017), with work also housed in the collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York).
Palladino’s artistic practice can be interpreted as an attempt to move through different dimensions. Drawing inspiration from the graphic images of cartoons and games of his childhood, Palladino’s work intentionally adopts structures such as grid-like arrangements, graphical gradational expressions, vivid colors, and the compulsory flattening of perspective. The dream-like and fantastical watercolor paintings in which motifs such as fruits, plants, figurines, animals, characters, figures, etc. are arranged in an highly organized fashion, almost appear reminiscent
of digital precision due to the sheer meticulousness in which they are executed. On the other hand, his semi-three-dimensional works created through use of 3DCG and 3D printing techniques serve to traverse the boundary between analog and digital.
The exhibition centers on Palladino’s latest series of watercolor paintings depicting cacti, which he has recently been focusing on as a new subject for his work, having developed a fascination for them through his experience of living in Bolivia.
An opening reception with the artist will be held on January 13 (Fri.) from 16:00 to 19:00.
We look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition.
3 Chome-30-10 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
Matthew Palladino: High Desert Mirage - Nanzuka Underground 1F
Event Title: Matthew Palladino: High Desert Mirage
Event Description: NANZUKA is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by American artist Matthew Palladino at NANZUKA UNDERGROUND (1F).
Start date: January 13, 2023
End date: February 4, 2023
Location name: Nanzuka
Address: 3 Chome-30-10 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan