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Karma Books, New York

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Clth, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 52 pgs / 20 color.

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Matthew Wong: Postcards

Text by Winnie Wong. Poem by Henri Cole.

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An intimate clothbound volume compiling the exquisite postcard paintings of Matthew Wong

This fully illustrated volume collects Matthew Wong’s small-scale postcard paintings made during the last year of his life in 2019. As Winnie Wong writes in her newly commissioned essay for the book, “Art critics have observed that Matthew Wong's landscapes are ‘uncannily familiar,’ and they do prompt viewers to search our own memories, but he almost never titled them as places. Instead, he consistently named them as moments in time: midnight, 5:00am, dawn, daybreak, 12:30am, Autumn, Winter, the first snow, the gloaming, the moon rise … For the postcard is a genre that seems to consciously elude a sense of stable locus, yet marks the times of our lives when we tried to grasp it. Matthew Wong painted at home, on the road, and in the studio. He spoke of the compulsion to finish each of his paintings in a single sitting, and talked of them always as process, rather than subject matter. Standing before paintings he finished years ago, he could recall every stroke and mark as if he had placed them just moments before.”

Matthew Wong (1984–2019) was a self-taught Canadian artist whose paintings evoke art historical precedents ranging Soutine and Van Gogh to abstract expressionism. 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.” Wong held his first American 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 collection of the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas.


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Matthew Wong: Postcards

MATTHEW WONG: POSTCARDS

Text by Winnie Wong. Poem by Henri Cole.

KARMA BOOKS, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781949172508
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Pub Date: 11/10/2020
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Matthew Wong: Blue

MATTHEW WONG: BLUE

Text by Brad Phillips.

KARMA BOOKS, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781949172324
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Pub Date: 1/21/2020
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Matthew Wong

MATTHEW WONG

Poem by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge.

KARMA, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781942607922
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Pub Date: 6/12/2018
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