Andréhn-Schiptjenko (SE/FR)

Since its inception in 1991, Andréhn-Schiptjenko has been committed to working on an international arena and to the long-term representation of emerging and established contemporary artists from all over the world working with painting, sculpture, photography, film and digital media as well as installation-based and site-specific work. The gallery is today located in Stockholm and, as a way of expanding the gallery’s international scope and to accommodate for collaborative and multidisciplinary projects, a second spaced opened in Paris in 2019, allowing for a closer relationship with the gallery’s international network.

Curated for
CHART

For CHART 2024, Andréhn-Schiptjenko will present a solo-presentation dedicated to Tony Matelli’s Arrangements, where commonplace bouquets of flowers are upended and reified into miraculous and meticulously constructed sculptures. The works, often resting upon a single petal, bear no load from their gravitational sublimation; almost as images or ideas, these sculptures are reinstated upon the pedestal as if the laws of nature containing them were intact—yet inverted—around them.

Tony Matelli (US)

Tony Matelli works in a variety of sculptural techniques and materials, his œuvre displaying an uncanny fusion of conceptual clarity and technical breadth. His sculptures possess a concision and frankness that can seem both crass and profound. There is an element of provocation in Matelli’s work; a protest against playing by the universally accepted rules or conventions that exist as an inseparable part of the world that surrounds us. His sculptures can best be described as anti-monuments, re-interpreting the tradition of hyperrealism in American sculpture.

Tony Matelli (b. 1971, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, USA. His works has for almost three decades been widely internationally exhibited and can today be found in numerous museum collections including ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum (Aarhus; DK), ARKEN Museum of Modern Art (Ishøj; DK), FLAG Art Foundation (New York; US), FRAC Bordeaux (Bordeaux; FR), Magasin III (SE/IL), MUDAM (Luxembourg City; LU) and Musee d’arte Contemporain Montreal (Montreal; CA). Matelli was recently exhibited in ‘Hyper Sensible, Un regard sur la sculpture hyperréaliste’ at Musée d’Arts de Nantes (Nantes; FR) as well as in ‘Reshaped Reality: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture’ at Palazzo Bonaparte (Rome; IT).

Arrangement

Painted bronze, stainless steel, epoxy
2023

Courtesy of the artist and Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Paris.

 

Arrangement

Painted bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, epoxy
2023

Courtesy of the artist and Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Paris.

 

Arrangement

Painted bronze, stainless steel
2023

Courtesy of the artist and Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Paris.

 

Portrait of Tony Matelli

Courtesy of the artist and Andréhn-Schiptjenko. Photo by Alexandra De Cossette

Gallery view, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm

Courtesy of Andréhn-Schiptjenko