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Overnight to Distant Cities

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3600 EUR

Overnight to Distant Cities

Single piece Signed Dated Titled








91.5 x 91.5 cm
36.02 x 36 in


3600,00 €

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  • About the work


This artwork comes from a series of divergent strategies. One of building and extending - the other of reducing and minimizing.
These disparate approaches are not a way to impose meanings on the work, but can be viewed as a metaphoric crossroads.
This crossroads is about extending the relationship of these different approaches, while at the same time allowing the viewer the liberty of time for further reading of the work.
The image making that comes from this strategic foundation will be clear, concise and rational, while at the same time allowing for a sense of community and/or contemplation to develop in and around the artworks.

About the Artist

1963 , United States

Matthew Langley is an abstract American artist. He is interested in a balance of color and process, mark making and field, scale and relationship, planning and improvisation. He lives and works in New York City.


The artist studied at Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated from the Corcoran School of Art in 1986.


Matthew's technique in creating the artworks come from building and extending as well as reducing and minimizing the painted surface. He believes that this is not counter-productive, that often the way forward is to build, rebuild and start again. Often this will employ semi-transparent layers of paint combining the under surface of the artwork to achieve the artist's intent.


Langley's artistic background relate to a wide variety of interests. He is well versed in Color Field painting - in particular, work by Morris Louis, Sam Gilliam, and Gene Davis, as well as the abstraction from Mark Rothko, Richard Diebenkorn, Callum Innes among others. The artist also has a great interest in the physical paint-handling of artists like Anselm Kiefer and Gerhard Richter.


Langley's work is featured in various corporate as well as public collections, including MacAndrews & Forbes and the Doris Patz Collection (University of Maryland University College).


The NYC-based artist has widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, mainly on the East Coast. His recent one-man shows include The New Paintings at Blank Space, New York, NY in 2015, and Looking In: New Painting at Axom, Rochester, NY in 2014. His upcoming solo exhibition will be on view at Susan Calloway Fine Arts from September 16 until October 22, 2016. Langley's work has been covered in publications such as Art in America and The Washington Post.

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