Performed mountain bike tricks on canvases with paint on tires. Canvases rearranged throughout process to create mural.
Adam Matta - Bike Drawing Mural
As a teenager, I was passionate about street mountain bike riding, taking part in competitions in the Northeast in the Expert class. I was also passionate about painting, and I decided to apply the skills from biking to the act of painting. On a canvas on the ground, I perform bike maneuvers on the canvas with paint on my tires, referencing Yves Klein's body paintings, and Jackson Pollock. I am interested in showing the bicycle as an intermediary tool to create art to emphasize its importance in contemporary dialogue about green transportation and urban sustainability, and in inviting accidental marks on the canvas, as a document of spontaneity, resulting from the crudeness of the bicycle as an implement.Website: www.adammatta.com
Friday, 11 November 2011 09:24 | posted by Sylvia Mendel
I'd like to see more with the bike, e.g. the marks more massed perhaps less recognizable as bike-wheel marks but interesting in another way.
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