Matthew Tierney (b. 1986)
69 x 52 in., 175 x 132 cm.
Mixed media on canvas
Provenance: Artist’s Collection
Estimated Value: $5,000 - 7,000
Silicon Valley native Matthew Tierney explores art in the digital age in his new series, empires fall | the dance goes on centers on the Dancers, a bold series of sixteen large, multicolored ink-on-canvas paintings that blur the line between the digital and analog, between painter and screen. With each Dancer, Tierney is dancing with the process of painting itself, his subject and with her absence. He dances with painting and the absence of painting. He choreographs an intimate history of the very possibilities of with own artistry in the digital age. Upon seeing Tierney’s Dancers, the painter David Hockney remarked, “Perspective is a frozen moment. That’s what you’re shattering” - Harley Adams
About the artist
Born and raised in Silicon Valley, Matthew Tierney studies at UCLA. Currently, Matt works in the mediums of painting and sculpture, as well as music and sound design, collaborating with artists like Black Gatsby on recent records. In 2017, Matt was featured in the group exhibition Blah Blossom, alongside artists George Condo, Jeff Koons, Franz Kline, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fishl and Adolf Braun. Matt sold out a solo show in San Francisco: Block Chain Migrate in 2018. His work can be found in private collections of Maya Lin, David Hockney, George Baselitz, Susan and Joel Hyatt, The Gunderson family and others.
Artwork kindly donated by TOTH GALLERY and Matthew Tierney.