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DelMonico Books/Art Gallery of Ontario

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Clth, 10.25 x 10.25 in. / 160 pgs / 80 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2021 p. 17   

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ISBN 9781636810157 TRADE
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Toronto, Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario, 08/14/21–04/18/22

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Matthew Wong: Blue View

Edited with introduction by Julian Cox. Text by Nancy Spector, Winnie Wong.

Matthew Wong: Blue View

Nocturnes and interiors in the key of blue from the acclaimed painter Matthew Wong

Over the course of his brief career, Matthew Wong was celebrated for his paintings evoking diverse historical references ranging from Chinese scroll painting to Van Gogh and Vuillard. His colorful, dappled vignettes of imaginary landscapes and half-remembered interiors have the uncanny ability to, in his words, “activate nostalgia, both personal and collective.”
This first museum publication features more than 60 of Wong’s deeply evocative blue paintings, of intimate interior scenes and luscious nocturnal landscapes, from his Blue Series made between 2017 and 2019.
Wong’s Blue Series paintings are notable for their saturated and richly varied blue palette and pervasive sense of melancholy, enhanced by solitary figures. The striking compositions reflect Wong’s technique of flattening the depth of space between the foreground and background with deft combinations of wet and dry brushwork. From monumental oils on canvas to smaller gouache and watercolor paintings, this body of work reveals Wong’s intimate and intense meditations on blue that is, as essayist Nancy Spector writes, “as much a mood as it is a color.”
With an introduction by Julian Cox, essays by Spector and Winnie Wong, and a chronology, this publication brings together scholarly voices to provide fresh insight and perspective on Wong’s work and his short-lived but exceptionally brilliant career.
Matthew Wong (1984–2019) was a self-taught Canadian artist, who held his first US solo exhibition at Karma in March 2018, garnering reviews in the New York Times and the New Yorker, among others. His work is in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.


IMAGE CREDIT: Matthew Wong, "Meanwhile...," 2018. Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm). © 2018 Matthew Wong Foundation. Image courtesy of Karma, New York.

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Matthew Wong: Postcards

MATTHEW WONG: POSTCARDS

KARMA BOOKS, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781949172508
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Pub Date: 11/10/2020
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