Matt McClune

Pink Lines - 2017, Kremer Pigmente, Acryl, Polyurethan auf Aluminiumverbundplatte, 60 x 45 cm
Bone Black, Graphite, Aluminum Powder – 2017, Kremer Pigmente, Acryl, Polyurethan auf Aluminiumverbundplatte, Rahmen aus eloxiertem Aluminium, 150 x 120 cm
Ausstellungsansicht "sensualminimalphysical. Matt McClune - Robert Sagerman - Jeremy Thomas", Galerie Renate Bender 2017
Ausstellungsansicht "Curated by... Erhard Witzel", Galerie Renate Bender 2020
Ausstellungsansicht "sensualminimalphysical. Matt McClune - Robert Sagerman - Jeremy Thomas", Galerie Renate Bender 2017
Pink Lines - 2017, Kremer pigments, acrylic, polyurethane on aluminum composite panel, 60 x 45 cm
Bone Black, Graphite, Aluminum Powder – 2017, Kremer pigments, acrylic, polyurethane on aluminum composite panel with anodised aluminum frame, 150 x 120 cm
Exhibition view "sensualminimalphysical. Matt McClune - Robert Sagerman - Jeremy Thomas", Galerie Renate Bender 2017
Exhibition view "Curated by... Erhard Witzel", Galerie Renate Bender 2020
Exhibition view "sensualminimalphysical. Matt McClune - Robert Sagerman - Jeremy Thomas", Galerie Renate Bender 2017
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Matt McClune was born in 1973 in Worcester, MA, USA. He lives and works in St. Romain, France.

For the past 15 years Matt McClune has been taking visual clues from the environments of particular locations he was visiting in Europe and abroad and distilling them into his often quiet, meditative paintings, flooded with light. At times bordering on the monochrome, more often active and gestural, the many-layered washes of clear polyurethane gel, containing pure, finely-dispersed pigments, are applied to various metallic supports with specially-made spatulas of varying widths. Ideally seen in changing natural light, McClune’s paintings often shift in mood and color, as the light of day penetrates into the layers.

McClune’s early paintings were abstract aerial landscapes, as seen from an airplane window, with vague but profound depth and space. Moving to the French countryside of Burgundy in 2004, surrounded by people interested in the idea of “terroir” brought about paintings that were both “of a specific place, at a specific time” as well as paradoxically non-representational. This, combined with his compositional structures, creates work that is both intellectually rigorous and immaterially transcendental.

pdf biography print version (185,77 KB)

pdf exhibition catalog "Black is Beautiful" - 2021 (1.503,19 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "wie weiss ist wissen die weisen" - 2019 (679,15 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "sensualminimalphysical" - 2017 (317,58 KB)

pdf exhibition catalog "Fifty Shades of Red" - 2016 (741,35 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "Mostly Monochrome", - 2015 (663,50 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "WORKS ON & WITH PAPER" - 2015 (675,89 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "Transparenz der Farbe" - 2013 (291,24 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "Burgundy Lights" - 2011 (144,22 KB)