Consorzio Agrario Provinciale
Località San Gabriele, Piozzano (PC)
Matt Keegan is a sculptor who treats the heavy iron and steel industry with extreme lightness. His wall “reliefs” of painted steel look like birds made from folded paper and have the sensuality of slightly parted lips, of looks, or of smiles. Each of these sheets has its own psychology, a character and a soul, now frivolous, now strict, now seductive. Many modern sculptors, from Picasso to Menotti, and from Mirò to Calder, have used metal to express sentiments, spirituality and irony, but they have always adapted the iron or the copper to the vibrant ductility of the hand. Achieving expressive and psychological effects with the geometrical and flat surfaces of metal surfaces is extremely rare and this is what takes us by surprise, along with the elegant lightness of the blue pillars or the reddish purple steel sheets folded as though they were about to be made into origami.
Courtesy of the artist and Altman Siegel, San Francisco.