Matthew Cole

Born in 1987 in USA.
Lives and works in Queens, NY and Paris, France

Cole is a painter who employs traditional painting and preliminary printmaking methods to interpret memories of actual and subconscious events – amalgamations of real life and fantasy, often stemming from profound personal experiences. The processes of layering and distorting are instrumental in conveying emotion in his work. The artist uses composite imagery to represent the fragmented nature of memory, narrated through personal as well as familiar references from art history.

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Né en 1987 aux États-Unis.
Vit et travaille dans le Queens, NY et à Paris, France

Cole est un peintre qui utilise la peinture traditionnelle et les méthodes de gravure préliminaire pour interpréter les souvenirs d’événements réels et subconscients – des amalgames de la vie réelle et de la fantaisie, souvent issus d’expériences personnelles profondes. Les processus de superposition et de déformation sont essentiels pour transmettre l’émotion dans son travail. L’artiste utilise des images composites pour représenter la nature fragmentée de la mémoire, racontée à travers des références personnelles et familières de l’histoire de l’art.

 

House Man, Exhibition of Matthew Cole at Galerie L’Inlassable, 2020

Matthew Cole, Love Park, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 29 x 38 in (73.66 x 96.52 cm)
Matthew Cole, The Apprentice, 2017, watercolor on paper, 7 x 10 in (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
Matthew Cole, Galerie L'Inlassable
Matthew Cole, Okayama (2), 2019, acrylic and gouache on panel, 41 x 62 cm (15.99 x 24.18 in)
Matthew Cole, Galerie L'Inlassable
Matthew Cole, Naive Melody, 2018, watercolour on paper, 20 x 25 cm (7.8 x 9.75 in)

Matthew Cole from Tokyo to Berlin presented by Silas von Morisse, 2019
Matthew Cole, Galerie L'Inlassable
Matthew Cole, Salon, 2019, acrylic and latex on canvas, 55 x 58 cm (21.45 x 22.62 in)

Matthew Cole from Tokyo to Berlin presented by Silas von Morisse, 2019
House Man, Exhibition of Matthew Cole at Galerie L’Inlassable, 2020
Matthew Cole, Galerie L'Inlassable
Matthew Cole, Hoop Dreams 6, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 51 x 59 cm (19.89 x 23.01 in)
Matthew Cole, Galerie L'Inlassable
Matthew Cole, Hoop Dreams, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 180 cm (59.28 x 70.2 in)
Matthew Cole, Galerie L'Inlassable
Matthew Cole, Bust, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 cm (11.7 x 9.36 in)

 

Selected solo exhibitions

2020
Paintings in Paintings, Monteverita, Paris (FR)
House Man, galerie l’inlassable, Paris (FR)

2019
From Tokyo to Berlim, Silas Von Morisse, New York (US)

2017
Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Silas Von Morisse, New York (US)

2010
BFA Thesis, Temple University, Philadelphia (US)

2009
New Works, Dada Gallery, Philadelphia (US)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
ECLIPSE, 6Base, Bronx, New York (US)

2018
Jam Session, Blum & Poe and Silas von Morisse, NeueHouse, New York (US)

2017
Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015
BOS, Art 3 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (US)

2009
Studio 27.28, Philadelphia (US)

2008
La Mostra, Cortona (IT)

Residencies

2020
MOCA Tucson Residency Program, Arizona (US)

2018
Okayama Village, Okayama, Japan