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Bobby Mathieson

Born 1975 in Toronto Ontario, Bobby Mathieson’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Toronto, Montreal, New York City, Southampton and Miami. 

Mathieson attended Vancouver Film School and Emily Carr Institute of Fine Art and Design. He lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

 
 Bobby Mathieson
 
 

Bobby Mathieson

 
 

Statement

My practice shifts from painting scenes in which haunting visceral floral laden landscapes and still life expressively inform their subjects. These images move toward a form of portraiture that is increasingly locating these signifiers within the subjects themselves.

The intuitive use of brushstroke and palette knife create a sense of controlled chaos, marking the works with the rhythm and immediacy of their production. This alla prima technique bears an element of the violence and gestural abstraction associated with action painting while retaining key facial cues to allow a certain level of recognition and iconic legibility in the obscured faces.

Vampire teeth and pointed ears along with heavy word play in titling become playful motifs confounding the elegance of posture and pose in works.  


Biography

Born 1975 in Toronto Ontario, Bobby Mathieson’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Toronto, Montreal, New York City, Southampton and Miami.

Mathieson attended Vancouver Film School and Emily Carr Institute of Fine Art and Design.

He lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

 

Curriculum Vitæ

Education

2007 Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC
2004 Studio Art Diploma, Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC
1999 Classical Animation Degree, Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, BC 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Galerie YOUN, PERENNIAL BEAUTY, Montreal QC, Canada
2018 Betamax Gallery, NATURAL PLOT LINE, Vancouver B.C, Canada
2016 PROJECT Gallery, HIGH TIDE GREEN GRASS, Toronto, ON
2015 Neubacher Shor Contemporary, PLATES, Toronto, ON
2014 Galerie BAC, Recent Works, Montreal, QC
2014 Lyons Wier Gallery, Spectral Dictation, Volta, New York, NY
2014 Neubacher Shor Contemporary, DUAL, Toronto, ON
2013 Lyons Wier Gallery, Cheats and Codes, New York, NY
2013 Neubacher Shor Contemporary, HEROES, Toronto, ON
2012 Neubacher Shor Contemporary, Altamont, Toronto, ON
2011 AWOL Gallery, Toronto, ON

Group Exhibitions

2018 SIMMER lll curated by Tyler Armstrong, Costume House, Toronto, ON, Canada
2018 Art with Heart auction, Toronto, ON, Canada
2018 Art Gems auction, Toronto, ON, Canada
2018 Seattle Art Fair, Galerie Youn booth, Seattle, WA, USA
2017 Mark Christopher Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2017 Project Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2017 Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FLA, USA
2017 Flora, Galerie Youn, Montreal QC
2017 New Works, Galerie Youn, Montreal QC
2016 PROJECT Gallery,Toronto, ON
2015 Lyons Wier Gallery, Art Miami, Miami, FL
2015 Galerie C.O.A, Mute, Montreal, QC
2015 Casey House, Art with Heart, Art Auction, Toronto, ON
2015 Angell Art Gallery, Art Auction, Toronto, ON
2014 Casey House, Art With Heart, Art Auction, Toronto, ON
2014 Lyons Wier Gallery, Summer Session, New York, NY
2014 Lyons Wier Gallery, Art Miami, Miami, FL
2013 Aqua Art Miami, Sound Miami Vision, South Beach, FL
2013 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON
2013 Casey House, Art With Heart, Art Auction, Toronto, ON
2013 Lyons Wier Gallery, Summer Session, New York, NY
2013 Garrison Creek Bat Co., Jays Care Gala, Toronto, ON
2012 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON
2011 Gallery RYE, Montreal, QC
2011 Neubacher Shor Contemporary, Highly Desirable, Toronto, ON
2011 Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
2010 Little Mountain Gallery, 36 Chambers Returns, Vancouver, BC

Residencies

2015 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Press & Publications

2018 Catalog for PERENNIAL BEAUTY, Galerie YOUN, archived in Thomas J.Watson Library, the Metropolitian Museum of Art, NY, USA
2018 SCOUT magazine artist profile, Vancouver B.C
2017 The Artist’s Studio book, Joseph Hartman, Black Dog publishing U.K
2016 ION magazine, PROJECT gallery solo show preview
2016 Novella magazine, Artist interview
2015 Canadian Art preview PLATES
2013 Wondereur, Artist interview, layout with Philip Cheung
2013 Toro Magazine, Artist profile
2012 1968 Magazine, Feature artist interview
2012 Modern Toronto, Review of Altamont
2012 A.CENTRIC, Review of Altamont