Victor Matthews

Victor Matthews and Kenny Scharf Paint the Bronx

June 22, 2016 - Blouin Artinfo | Scott Indrisek

On the other side of the Greek food importer’s headquarters, a similarly long wall has been adorned by Victor Matthews. The two artists have been friends since the ’80s; they’re co-godfathers of Francesco Clemente’s daughter, a responsibility they assumed from Haring following his death in 1990. Matthews’s mural took nearly a month to complete, since, unlike Scharf, he favors traditional brushwork. In the midst of working on it, he was also juggling a solo show of new paintings, on view through July 9 at KM Fine Arts, the gallery instrumental in facilitating the Krinos project.


Victor Matthews featured in New York Spaces Magazine

June 11, 2015 - Judith Nasatir

The uptown/downtown spirit that designer Danielle Colding has instituted in the recently revamped lobby of 475 Fifth Avenue that features a large-scale work by Victor Matthews

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Following a Move to L.A., the World of Victor Matthews Gets a Bit Brighter

October 25, 2014 - Maxwell Williams - Artsy

For nearly 30 years, Brooklyn-born artist Victor Matthewshas filled his canvases with semi-abstract cityscapes and signifiers of the New York boroughs in which he made his career. A recent move to Los Angeles is evident in his most recent work, which is on view at KM Fine Arts in West Hollywood. For his first solo exhibition in L.A., “bright… brighter… brightest,” Matthews maintains the white hieroglyph-style geometric motif that has filled his work since the 1980s, but the California sky seems to have seeped into the background. Instead of white paint on unprimed taupe canvases, several of the works are painted over colorful gradient backdrops that echo the sunrise and sunset of Los Angeles.

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