Clarissa's Wave by Matthew Cusick

Clarissa's Wave

2015 / 2017 MCU27
Sizes:
50 x 81
Last prints
100 x 162
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Mounted under acrylic glass
depth 2 mm glossy, frameless, 50 x 81 cm (External dimensions) profile width: 40 mm, Canadian Maple, White, 78 x 109 cm (External dimensions) On premium paper (glossy) not mounted or framed. Shipped rolled.
depth 2 mm glossy, frameless, 50 x 81 cm (External dimensions)
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depth 2 mm glossy, frameless, 100 x 162 cm (External dimensions) with acrylic glass glossy, Silver, 101,2 x 163,2 cm (External dimensions) On premium paper (glossy) not mounted or framed. Shipped rolled.
depth 2 mm glossy, frameless, 100 x 162 cm (External dimensions)
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION
ABOUT THE WORK

Map Works

Maps and nautical charts are more or less obligated to objectivity. What these to-scale illustrations are lacking is exactly what Matthew Cusick gives them: impulsiveness, emotion, and power. In Map Works, Matthew Cusick puts together pieces of maps like a puzzle, creating an intoxicating and “roaring” new image. Massive waves rise up where there would otherwise only be numbers and lines.

A crown of foam, the northern Pacific dances atop the other oceans. Through Cusick’s collages, a feeling of three-dimensionality arises from cartographic two-dimensionality, doing justice to the gigantic proportions of such an overwhelming wave. Matthew Cusick found his way to the wave motif through Japanese art, particularly through one of the most recognisable works of Japanese art in the world: Katsushika Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Matthew Cusick was born in 1970. More than ten years ago, he discovered a box full of old maps in his studio. The artist then began to experiment and was immediately fascinated with the possibility of creating his own places and time zones with just a few snips. Since then, he has created an extensive body of work that has been exhibited internationally and reproduced in publications such as The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, and Art in America.

Common themes in his work include immense waves, landscapes, and even portraits. His work has received numerous awards and can be found in many collections around the world. Though he is originally from New York, Matthew Cusick now lives and works in Dallas.

TECHNIQUE

Masterful Collages Made of Maps

Cusick uses atlases for his powerful collages, uniting pieces of the landscape that are actually quite far apart to create his own new world. Armed with scissors and a craft knife, the artist playfully rearranges the fundamental organisation of modern society.

Matthew Cusick is impressed by the colours, shapes, and creative possibilities found in maps. His works are an homage to the unfamiliar, to the past, and to travelling. Reality and fantasy could not be merged any more ingeniously.

Maps provided so much potential, so many layers. I put away my brushes and decided to see where the maps would take me.
Matthew Cusick
VITA
1970 Born in New York, USA
Lives and works in Dallas, Texas, USA

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