Milo Matthieu - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction Hong Kong Sunday, November 28, 2021 | Phillips

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  • A rising star in the art world, Phillips is excited to present the work of Milo Matthieu at auction for the first time in Asia. Drawing inspiration from Surrealism, children’s book illustrations and Haitian art, a typical motif seen in New York-based Milo Matthieu’s works is his striking use of bold primary and earth-tone colours and the distortion of subjects. Commenting on self-perception and identity, Matthieu’s mixed media paintings gravitate toward the philosophy of ‘psychic autonomism’ - Surrealist manifestations of subconscious thoughts and impromptu acts motivated by feeling and expression. Creating artworks in this meditative state, he believes that clearing his mind allows pure thoughts to flow freely. Drawing on shared experiences results in a ‘feeling of familiarity’, whilst being acquainted with his Haitian culture feeds into an important element in his art.


    Matthieu’s solo exhibitions include ‘Silenced, Yet Celebrated’ (2021) which is currently on view at Kravets Wehby Gallery in New York, ‘Isolated Thoughts’ (2021) at The Cabin LA, Los Angeles, and ‘A-və-rəs, MYÜZ Unveiling’ (2018) at PRVT VW in New York. Phillips first presented the artist as part of The Crossover in September earlier this year in New York, a capsule sale curated by Saint Fleur to benefit Project Blackboard, a NGO that works with artists to turn public basketball courts into safe and vibrant community spaces.



    Image of the artist
    Courtesy of Milo Matthieu


    • Provenance

      BEERS London, London
      Acquired from the above by the present owner


Writings on the Wall

signed, titled and dated ‘”Writings on the Wall” 2020 Milo Milo Matthieu’ on the reverse
oil stick, foam core and acrylic paint on wood panel
91 x 121.9 cm. (36 x 48 in.)
Executed in 2020.

Full Cataloguing

HK$240,000 - 320,000 

Sold for HK$403,200

Contact Specialist

Danielle So
Specialist, Head of Day Sale
+852 2318 2027

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2021