Fredericks & Freiser is pleased to announce a solo exhibition in the
viewing room of new work by Matthew Palladino. For his first show
at Fredericks & Freiser, Palladino will present large-scale paintings
that pulsate with bright colors and disorienting depth perception.
Matthew Palladino’s work can tie any person trying to solve it
into knots. With a highly digitized aesthetic rendered by hand, his
characters float throughout his simultaneously flat and illusionistic
spaces as if they have been there forever. Assuming an archetypal
stature, recognizable figures appear in serial form and move about
his labyrinthine landscapes trapped in groundhog- day repetition.
Bright colors zig zag the eye into a latticework of directions turning
bodies and faces into shapes and forms. Vacillating between
narration and abstraction, Palladino reminds us of our instinctual
impulse to find the story, while letting us linger in visceral limbo.
About the Artist
Matthew Palladino was born in San Francisco and lives and works
in San Francisco and Philadelphia. He attended California College of
Arts in Oakland. In 2010 Palladio was featured in solo exhibitions at
Baer Ridgeway Galley, San Francisco and NADA Fair, Miami.