Mathew Zefeldt in Artsy
“Conventional wisdom holds that the bonanza of New York summer shows is little more than a sleepy pause before the fall season kicks into gear. But it’s also a terrific time to scout group exhibitions for the lesser-known talent on the cusp of wider recognition—artists who will, with any justice, soon be given their own solo-show spotlight in the city.” According to Artsy, this includes Mathew Zefeldt (MFA 2011).
Artsy recognized 12 up-and-coming artists in “12 Artists in Summer Group Shows Who Deserve Solo Shows.” For Artsy, Mathew seems “fully at ease in the postmodern mingling of style and era—sampling equally, as he describes it, from ancient Greek sculpture, 17th-century Dutch still life, and 1990s video game aesthetics borrowed from Castle Wolfenstein or Duke Nukem. The result is an intriguing addition to the canon of what might be called Post-Internet Art, or images made by digital natives who take such a ragged quilt of influences for granted.”
Mathew is currently participating in “Summer Breaks” at the Joshua Liner Gallery, New York City, July 13-August 18, 2017.