braveART Takes On: MATEO GALVANO / by Tasha Ostrander & Ben Lincoln

Mateo Galvano | Photo by Suzan Monell©2016

Mateo Galvano | Photo by Suzan Monell©2016

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braveART welcomes multi-disciplinary artist, Mateo Galvano. Galvano works with drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, photography, sound, creative writing, performance, sculpture and installation. He is the recipient of an MFA from Ohio University. In addition to exhibiting his work in solo, juried, and invitational group shows in locations across the US, his work was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Aumonerie Ste.-Jacques in Gordes, France in 2002. Galvano’s work is included in several collections across the U.S. and Europe.

Book of Tides is a series of monotypes produced from 2009-2013. The works are characterized by saturated fields of greens and aquas populated by specks and scrawls of brush and palette knife work, energetic sweeps of graphite lines, fire-toned pops of color created by inked and stenciled floral, organic and geometric forms embedded amidst elements of erasure, smear, sharp focus, and blur. Recalling the artist’s childhood games by the seaside on Long Island, New York, where sand, water and wind converged and shifted, the series has grown to more than eighty works. Like pages in an endless book, Book of Tides is a chronicle of changes, no two moments alike.

Book of Tides #2, 2010, Monoprint and mixed media on cotton-rag paper, 30"x22"

Book of Tides #2, 2010, Monoprint and mixed media on cotton-rag paper, 30"x22"

Book of Tides #34, 2010, Monoprint and mixed media on cotton-rag paper, 30"x22"

Book of Tides #34, 2010, Monoprint and mixed media on cotton-rag paper, 30"x22"

Book of Tides #40, 2010, Monoprint and mixed media on cotton-rag paper, 30"x22"

Book of Tides #40, 2010, Monoprint and mixed media on cotton-rag paper, 30"x22"