After generating a lot of buzz at the Toronto International Art Fair in October, Bobby Mathieson is ready explode, both on the canvas and in the world of fine art. His work is a collision of Pop art subject matter and the gestural exhilaration of Abstract Expressionism. Punctuated by his heavy paint application, Mathieson’s work inhabits the reservoirs of childhood imagination, a world both playful and terrifying.
TORO spoke with Mathieson about the pros and cons of art as an institution, how he developed his frenetic style, and his fascination with elves.
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