MatthewFasone_profile
日本語
Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Fasone is an artist who is now living and working in Osaka, Japan. He is a former art teacher with seven years teaching experience in both public and private institutions in Buffalo, New York, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

Although educated in traditional drawing and painting, Mr. Fasone’s work can best be described as primitive, exploring the dichotomic relationships of composition and materials. Harmony and tension, destruction and preservation, mobility and stability, comprehension and incomprehension are moods and themes evoked in Mr. Fasone’s art.

Working primarily in encaustic, Mr. Fasone commonly divides his composition horizontally or vertically, and rather minimalisticly reduces it so that it has become primitive and symbol-oriented. Working tonally and in a limited palette, he applies the first layers of paint and arranges the composition, subsequently adding more layers upon each other with careful consideration not to destroy the previous layer. Each new layer adopts the previous layer’s texture, and paint can be built up rather quickly.

Treating the composition as one entire unit rather than individual areas, the entire surface is painted simultaneously. Crucial decisions are now made in regards to the exterior layers. The entire surface is painted with consideration to the overall arrangement. Rather than having paint “sit on top” of the surface, Mr. Fasone synthesizes the paint so that it has been fused together and has a symbiotic, non-hierarchal relationship with the existing layers.

Repetition, balance, weight, proportion, line and shape are used to create harmony, tension, and unity. Mr. Fasone exploits the contradictory nature in which he is painting to create a unique visual language. Mobile areas have been “frozen” in place, yet still seem to be moving. They have been fossilized and left to be excavated. This incongruous nature has ironically created harmony. The dichotomy of Mr. Fasone’s paintings emphasizes the importance of opposites and forces us to have a better understanding of the nature of relationships.

education
2005 ― 2006 New York Academy of Art
2004 ― 2005 Bridgeview School of Fine Arts
2003 ― 2004 Maryland College of Art and Design
1993 ― 1998 Canisius College Fine Art Department


GroupExhibition
2008
March ― April Galerie M Berlin, Germany
May Garou Ginnomine Gallery Hannan City, Japan
2007
July CASO Kaigondori Gallery Osaka, Japan
November ― December Shinkomitsukoshi Taichung, Taiwan
2006
March Java Street Studio Brooklyn, New York
2005
March Java Street Studio Brooklyn, New York
December Java Street Studio Brooklyn, New York
2004
February Java Street Studio Brooklyn, New York
October Java Street Studio Brooklyn, New York
2003
June Lorimer Station Studio Brooklyn, New York
August GGARC Progressive Art Washington, D.C.
October Gudelsky Gallery Silver Spring, Maryland
December A. Salon Washington, D.C. 2002
May Lorimer Station Studio Brooklyn, New York
June Broome Street Gallery New York, New York
October Lorimer Station Studio Brooklyn, New York
November Cork Gallery @ Lincoln Center New York, New York
2001
May Lorimer Station Studio Brooklyn, New York
October Lorimer Station Studio Brooklyn, New York


SoloExhibitions
2007
May C.A.S.O. Kaigandori Gallery Osaka, Japan
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