Matt Hoyt is famous for tiny sculptures and his newest works take a risky turn for an artist famous for small: they?re slightly bigger.
Matt Hoyt is famous for tiny sculptures that take an incredible amount of time. His newest works, entitled Chrysalis, are on view at Bureau Gallery this month, take a risky turn for an artist famous for small: they?re slightly bigger.
Untitled (Group 152 – Join), 2012-2016, 54 component objects comprised of some or all of the following: various putties, epoxy resin, krazy glue, tempera and spray paint
Untitled (Group 152 – Join), 2012-2016, with Bone Formation, 2015-2017
Bone Formation, 2015-2017, Various putties
Like his previous work, Matt creates sculptures over YEARS (note the date range in the titles), often shelving half-completed sculptures for so long that he forgets the original goal of the finished form. He is therefore constantly rediscovering, reexamining, and rebuilding his own forms. The colors aren’t solely aesthetic, but demonstrate the journey of alterations and additions as new putties, clays and resins build on previous forms.
Untitled (Group 143 – Combine) 2013-2015, with Ribcage, Pelvis, Tail Bone, 2008-2014
Untitled (Group 143 – Combine) 2013-2015, 25 component objects comprised of some or all of the following: various putties, tempera and spray paint
Ribcage, Pelvis, Tail Bone, 2008-2014, various putties, paper clay
Check out Design Milk’s feature of his 2014 show ? you?ll notice these new works are bigger in 2 ways: scale and number. Several of the new sculptures measure over 8 inches wide ? an enormous jump for someone who rarely breached an inch and a half. The larger works rest either alone on black tables that allow enough open space to keep them humble, or are shown alongside the numerous “grouped” arrangements, as if to prove a balanced math equation.
Untitled, 2015-2017, Polyurethane resin, various putties
Untitled, 2015-2017, Polyurethane resi...