Harlequin Parade2014 by Matthew Carter

Matthew Carter's newest series of paintings, hellequinharlequinclown, are a reminder that traditions of figuration and abstraction--though often treated as trends or movements supplanting one another throughout modern and postmodern art history--are traditions of simultaneity. This is most eloquently manifested within Carter's consistent use of the
harlequin pattern, which refers to the garb but can be read as an abstraction or a stand-in for the figure.
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Period / movement: contemporary
Dimensions (h/w/d): 52 31 (132 77)
Location: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles , Los Angeles