Manuel Mathieu

    • Manuel Mathieu Overlooking Gaze, 2019 Acrylic, chalk, charcoal, and tape on canvas 48 1/8 x 59 1/4 in 122 x 150.5 cm
      Manuel Mathieu
      Overlooking Gaze, 2019
      Acrylic, chalk, charcoal, and tape on canvas
      48 1/8 x 59 1/4 in
      122 x 150.5 cm
  • In the abstracted space of this painting, we see several of Manuel Mathieu's essential concerns converging. In a formal sense, elements of landscape and portraiture are coming together within the architectural structure. In a narrative sense, the content reflects Mathieu's interest in memory and personal history, and his connection with the energies that affect and protect living things. Mathieu frequently uses personal and historical photographs from his upbringing in Haiti as reference points for his compositions, blurring the lines between past, present and future. In this image, the gaze of the figure is literally looking over a barrier, extending beyond the known into the unknown, while also seeming to suggest a sort of spiritual or ancestral presence looking over us.

    • Manuel Mathieu Will, 2018 Acrylic, oil stick, chalk, charcoal, spray paint, and tape 68 x 72 x 1 1/2 in 172.7 x 182.9 x 3.8 cm
      Manuel Mathieu
      Will, 2018
      Acrylic, oil stick, chalk, charcoal, spray paint, and tape
      68 x 72 x 1 1/2 in
      172.7 x 182.9 x 3.8 cm
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  • In Pacot, the neighborhood in Port-au Prince where Manuel Mathieu grew up, there was a man in the neighborhood who people thought of as eccentric, or sometimes even not in his right mind. Many people though, including Manuel's family, considered him a friend, who sometimes played the role of protector, but also was sometimes uncontrollable. Manuel recalls how dear this man was to him, and when the man died his presence stayed with Manuel. On one of Manuel's trips back to Haiti before this man died, Manuel took a photograph of him, and on the photograph put the sentence in creole, "MANNO KOTE'W?" or "Manuel where are you?" This painting, Will, from 2018, was inspired by this man, and that photograph.

    • Manuel Mathieu The Discovery, 2018 Acrylic, oil stick, chalk, charcoal, spray paint, and tape 30 x 24 in 76.2 x 61 cm
      Manuel Mathieu
      The Discovery, 2018
      Acrylic, oil stick, chalk, charcoal, spray paint, and tape
      30 x 24 in
      76.2 x 61 cm
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    • Manuel Mathieu Surfacing, 2018 Acrylic, oil stick, chalk, charcoal, spray paint, and tape 24 x 24 in 61 x 61 cm
      Manuel Mathieu
      Surfacing, 2018
      Acrylic, oil stick, chalk, charcoal, spray paint, and tape
      24 x 24 in
      61 x 61 cm
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    • Manuel Mathieu False Horizon, 2017 Acrylic, oil stick, chalk, charcoal, spray paint, and tape on canvas smaller piece 18 x 18 in, 45.72 x 45.72 cm larger piece 36 x 24 in, 91.44 x 60.96 cm
      Manuel Mathieu
      False Horizon, 2017
      Acrylic, oil stick, chalk, charcoal, spray paint, and tape on canvas
      smaller piece 18 x 18 in, 45.72 x 45.72 cm
      larger piece 36 x 24 in, 91.44 x 60.96 cm
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    • Manuel Mathieu A Vague Precipitation, 2015 Mixed media on wood 8 x 11 in 20.3 x 27.9 cm
      Manuel Mathieu
      A Vague Precipitation, 2015
      Mixed media on wood
      8 x 11 in
      20.3 x 27.9 cm
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    • Manuel Mathieu Steven 3/20, 2015 10 x 8 in 25.4 x 20.3 cm
      Manuel Mathieu
      Steven 3/20, 2015
      10 x 8 in
      25.4 x 20.3 cm
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