Tony Matelli

1971 · United States

Artist biography

Tony Matelli is a contemporary artist established at mid-career. Tony Matelli originates from the United States, like other artists such as Sue De Beer , John Dipaolo, Nancy Mitchell, John Bauer, and Erik Lindman. The US, particularly New York city, endures as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly influential art centre appeared in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art capital. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has granted the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are influential art movements that blossomed in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the contemporary period age include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. Born in 1971, makes Tony Matelli 49 years old today. Also born in 1971 and of this same generation are Gonzalo Elvira, Abdulrahman Almutawah, Paolo Piscitelli, Karel Funk, and Narcissister.

About Tony Matelli's work

Tony Matelli is renowned for the design work. The lines between art and design are blurred and can be intricate to define. Also referred to as applied arts, the genre includes different categories such as industrial design, graphic design and fashion design. In the graphic arts, ranging from photography to illustration, it is often the context that will make the difference between Fine Arts and Applied Arts; such a distinction is most often based on how the work is produced, and how it is traded.

Tony Matelli's Biographical Context

Tony Matelli, born in 1971 was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Tony Matelli is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in some of the following countries: United Kingdom, Russian Federation, and Sweden. The galleries include Marlborough Contemporary | London in London, Gary Tatintsian Gallery in Moscow, as well as Andréhn-Schiptjenko in Stockholm. Tony Matelli most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Normann Copenhagen in Copenhagen (23 January 2019 until the 29 March 2019) with the exhibition The Normann x Brask Art Collection | Product Launch Exhibition . Tony Matelli's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Bjorn & Gundorph Gallery in Aarhus (24 October 2019 - 28 November 2019) with the name Gazing into the void and Ceysson & Bénétière | Paris in Paris (06 September 2018 - 06 October 2018) with the name RELICS .
At present, three works from Tony Matelli are for sale on Artland; installation, installation and installation are available.

Tony Matelli in private collections

On Artland Tony Matelli's works can be found in the collection of Jens-Peter Brask and NAT - collection, who for instance also has works by other artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Miriam Tölke, and Sarah Derat.

Tony Matelli

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 8
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