Pontone Gallery

74 Newman Street
W1T 3DB London
United Kingdom
Phone : +44 (0)20 7730 8777
Email : art@pontonegallery.com
URL : pontonegallery.com

Sandra Veinla   ()
Domenic Pontone   ()
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Pontone Gallery is an international contemporary art gallery created by the merging of the Albemarle Gallery (est. 1996) with its contemporary associate Shine Artists (est. 2011). Pontone Gallery represents an array of innovative artists, bringing together new and inspiring voices on the contemporary art scene. Through a diverse programme of exhibitions, Pontone Gallery promotes both emerging and recognised artists, presenting artwork that is distinguished by its quality, originality and creativity.
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Matteo Massagrande Erbe odorose
Matteo Massagrande is a critically acclaimed Italian painter. He creates images of atmospheric architectural vistas and emotionally significant landscapes.

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Malcolm Liepke Morning Coffee
Malcolm Liepke, an American artist, is a painter of a particular world, a 'demi-monde', inhabited by mostly young and attractive subjects, who project an air of self-absorption and watchfulness. 

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About the Artist

Oil on board
60 x 60 cm (23.6 x 23.6 in)

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Italian artist Matteo Massagrande is a highly accomplished painter of empty domestic interiors. His sumptuously-rendered spaces evoke a powerful sense of human presence and the passage of time.

Massagrande's acute depiction of light and texture reveals scuffed and time-worn surfaces, cracked and decaying plaster, sagging ceilings and battered doors, partitions and window frames. The marks of time are on everything. This is all articulated in a rich colour palette, full of tonal variation and fine modulation of temperature. Each image explores vistas of inter-communicating rooms and passages. The tessellations of the tiled floors, reminiscent of the perspective grids of the Renaissance, lead out into a sun- drenched landscape.

Oil on canvas
91.4 x 76.2 cm (36 x 30 in)

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American artist, Malcolm Liepke was born in 1953 and raised in Minneapolis. He is an experienced, mid-career painter who has exhibited all over the world; his work is represented in numerous private and public collections.

He is a painter of a particular world, a 'demi-monde', inhabited by mostly young and attractive subjects, who project an air of self-absorption and watchfulness. Liepke paints with an assured, expressive and fluent handling of his medium. Thick, clotted and sticky passages contrast with slick, fluid glazes. Cream-like paint is laid down in planes of acidic, pastel hues of greens, blues, pinks, purples and oranges, making dramatic contrast with descriptive areas of pale skin-tones. His responsive manipulation of the brush and medium subtly reacts to the contour and surface of the subject, articulating a world of sensation.