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Matthew Wong

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Matthew Wong

Hbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 120 pgs / 80 color. | 6/12/2018 | Out of stock
$30.00



Matthew Wong: Blue
Matthew Wong: Blue

Hbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 112 pgs / 49 color. | 1/21/2020 | Out of stock
$40.00



Matthew Wong: Postcards
Matthew Wong: Postcards

Clth, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 52 pgs / 20 color. | 11/24/2020 | Awaiting stock
$35.00



Matthew Wong: BlueMatthew Wong: Blue

Published by Karma Books, New York.
Text by Brad Phillips.

This volume compiles oil and gouaches by the self-taught Canadian painter Matthew Wong (1984–2019) developed for his 2019 solo exhibition Matthew Wong: Blue at Karma Gallery in New York. The dusky and nocturnal scenes were intended as the coda to a previous series of day-lit oil and gouache paintings. All share a watery treatment, awash in blue and its proximal colors. For this body of work, completed over the past year of his life, Wong concerned himself with the “blueness of blue”: its fluidity, its affect, and its uncanny ability to “activate nostalgia, both personal and collective.”

With the sensibility of a flaneur, Wong’s semi-fictional subject matter refers to the sights he witnessed on walks while traveling in Sicily with his mother during the fall of 2018 and winter of 2019. The fully illustrated catalog is introduced with a short story titled 1996–2001, 2020, n.d., by Brad Phillips.



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Karma Books, New York

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Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 112 pgs / 49 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2020 p. 139   

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ISBN 9781949172324 TRADE
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Matthew Wong: PostcardsMatthew Wong: Postcards

Published by Karma Books, New York.
Text by Winnie Wong. Poem by Henri Cole.

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.



PUBLISHER
Karma Books, New York

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

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Forthcoming

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Catalog: MID WINTER 2020 p. 9   

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STATUS: Forthcoming | 11/24/2020

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Matthew WongMatthew Wong

Published by Karma, New York.
Poem by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge.

Published on the occasion of his first solo exhibition in New York, this book provides an overview of Hong Kong–based Canadian self-taught painter Matthew Wong’s (born 1984) drawings and paintings of lush, colorful invented landscapes in watercolor, gouache and oil.



PUBLISHER
Karma, New York

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 120 pgs / 80 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 159   

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ISBN 9781942607922 TRADE
List Price: $30.00 CDN $40.00 GBP £27.00

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