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Bugs by Matt Magee

Bugs by Matt Magee

Manneken Press

Etching and Aquatint


Edition Size: 20

Image Size: 16 x 12 inches

Sheet Size: 21 /12 x 17 inches


Condition: Pristine

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Hard-edged and drawn from art historical precedents, Matt Magee conceived “Plugs”, “Bugs” and  “Drugs” as an abstract poetic triptych that riffs on conceptual notions of language and iterative processes relating to stacking and sequencing. Using templates and measuring tools Magee drew the images directly onto copper plates, leaving space at the margins so formal information became centralized, focused and symbolic. The forms and their titles are suggestive but non-explicative. Magee’s prints are aquatints, hand-printed in colors on Somerset Velvet Soft White paper in editions of 20.

“While inspiration from painters and sculptors in the 1950’s and 1960’s are important to my practice, personal history and my own mark making are the primary tools that build (and break down) the various systems of meaning in these prints.” -Matt Magee


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Matt Magee

Matt Magee is an American contemporary artist who is best known for his minimal abstract geometric paintings, sculptures, prints, assemblages, murals and photographs. He was born in Paris, France in 1961 and moved from there to Tripoli, Libya and then to London.

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