Matthew Ronay's art stems from life – from what we are, what we do, and how we live. Much of his work takes the crude realities of life and depicts
them seemingly devoid of all emotion, reflecting in some ways our own
contemporary society. The works in this exhibition are large assemblages
of disparate and apparently mundane objects made primarily out of
medium density fibreboard (MDF) and painted in bright colours. En masse
these objects make a collective sense, yet equally, each one can stand
alone. Above all, these assemblages function like stage sets on which the
dramas of life are laid bare. Often, a scene will depict some gory
circumstance, a narrative in need of an audience. With its strong
compositional element, Ronay's work can often read like a sentence or
even a musical score, both familiar territories to Ronay. For as long as he
has made art he has also played music, and he is an avid reader of
innovative and unconventional literature, such as the writings of
Raymond Roussel, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Raymond Queneau and George
Born in 1976, in Louisville, Matthew Ronay works in New York.
Ziba de Weck Ardalan.
Texts by Michael Glover and Bruce Hainley.
Co-published with Parasol foundation for contemporary art, London.
published in 2006
16,5 x 24 cm (hardcover)
116 pages (75 colour ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-905770-12-4
EAN : 9783905770124
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