Tony Matelli

Fucked (Couple), 2005

Polyester, silicone, polyurethane, wood, steel, oil paint, hair
213 × 400 × 400 cm

Matelli’s metaphorical sculptures reflect human’s states of uncertainty, loneliness and despair, often associated with attempts to find oneself and one’s place in the world. The “Fucked couple” sculpture is a visual personification of love and fortitude – where severely mutilated and disfigured man and woman are still holding the hands, resisting an absurd deadly accident.

Exhibited:
Tony Matelli, Uppsala konstmuseum, Sweden: Oct – Nov ‘08
Create Your Own Museum Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow. Jan – Feb ‘07
Tony Matelli. Survival, Gary Tatintsian Gallery. Sep – Nov ‘08
Mutated Reality – Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow. Nov ’15 – Mar ’16
Realisms – State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia. Jun’ – Sep’ 2016

Publications:
“Tony Matelli. Realisms”, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2016 pp. 24-31, 33-34
“Mutated Reality”, Gary Tatintsian gallery, Moscow, 2016 pp. 6-7, 10-15, 18-23, 63
“Tony Matelli. Survival”, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, 2008. pp. 10-11
“Create Your Own Museum”, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, 2007. pp. 104-107 
“Fairy Tales Forever, Homage to H.C. Andersen”, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark 2005 pp. 92-95, 164-165




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