Tony Matelli

Lost & Sick, 1996

Epoxy resin, plaster and paint
200.7 × 254 × 221 cm

‘Lost & Sick was difficult because it was the first big thing I ever made, and I did it all myself while working art assistant jobs. It took about a year with that schedule… After making that work, I felt like I could make just about anything that I could imagine.’ – Tony Matelli

Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego. 23 Jan – 30 Apr 2000
To Be Real. Yerba Buena Center for the Visual Arts, San Francisco 1997

To Be Real. By R. de Guzman, San Francisco, 1997
A Fresh Hell: Tony Matelli’s Morality Tales of Catastrophes. By R. Jones, Siksi Playlist Spring, 1997. pp. 10 – 11
Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art. By T. Kamps, San Diego, 2000. page 34 and cover
Tony Matelli. By L. Fischman, New York, 2003. pp. 17 – 18, 44, 72


Tony Matelli