4th of July Art Submission Winner – Matt Magee
Fragmentation Nation, 2019
Pencil and acrylic
72 x 192 inches
Fragmentation Nation equals divisive speech, divisive tweets, divided families, divided migrant families, fragmented politics, fragmented political parties, a star spangled symbol of red, white and blue in disarray.
Planthouse is pleased to announce that Matt Magee has been chosen to be our Fourth of July artist.
Magee is a multidisciplinary artist best known for his minimalist abstract geometric works. Magee’s repertoire includes painting, sculptures, photography, assemblages, and murals. Born in Paris, France, Magee has since lived in Libya, London, New York City, and his current home, Arizona. While Magee’s sculptures focus heavily on repurposing media, his paintings emphasize repetition and recurrence. Although Magee’s style is minimalist, his work is expressive and inspired by contemporary science, ecology, and technology.
Magee is represented by galleries in New Mexico, Texas, London, Massachusetts, and Chicago. In 2017, he won the Arlene and Mort Scult Award, adding to a collection of earlier awards. Magee’s work has been exhibited around the world.