Matthew Lutz-Kinoy
The Meadow

 Exhibition from October 12 till February 8, 2019 Opening Thursday October 11, 2018 from 6 PM to 9 PM (Nuit des Bains)
Week-end Genève Art Contemporain : Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November from 11 AM till 6 PM
Common openings of the Quartier des Bains : Thursday, January 17, 2019, from 6 PM till 9 PM


Matthew Lutz-Kinoy’s primary medium might be painting, but it often goes beyond two-dimensional space to extend to its surroundings, becoming decor or pieces of furniture. This expansion of the pictorial space is seen both in the choice of subjects and in the enlarged and repeated stylized motifs. His large format paintings, often installed like decorative tapestries, wall panels or suspended ceilings, stages the exhibition space in which viewers are physically immersed. This highly spatial and physical approach to painting expresses Lutz-Kinoy’s special relationship with the body and gesture, and explains the extension of his work into dance and performance. For his recent exhibition at Le Consortium, Dijon, a vast system of murals, inspired by François Boucher’s painted panels that once decorated a boudoir and are now displayed at the Frick Collection in New York, entirely covered the walls of this white cube. This fascination with the refined, sophisticated and carnal painting of the 18th century brought out its erotic and transgressive nature against a backdrop of sensual and sexual liberation.

While the lightness of Lutz-Kinoy’s works flirts with the decorative and moves away from a strong notion of style and “touch”, there is more of a connection to traditions marked by stylistic rules and a pre-established vocabulary: calligraphy, theatre, Japanese ceramics, the Rococo, and the stylized motifs of François Boucher, Jean Cocteau or Balthus. These versions, practically fallen into the public domain through their frivolous accessibility, have transferred them to a desacralized and democratized space, where taste and its modernity can convey signs of emancipation, connecting in some way with Lutz-Kinoy’s art, in a fusion of gestural fluidity and thematic freedom. What’s also happening here is a de-hierarchization of references and techniques, mixing acrylic painting, screen printing, dyeing and stenciling, or producing artisanal pieces that reconnect with the handmade and everyday objects: ceramics or printed fabrics. In this same movement, the artist boldly includes floral motifs, loose naked bodies, elongated curves, plants or animals in close-up. This uninhibited fluidity, his free associations, his multiple interconnections in a decompartmentalized creative space express the influence of sampling practices, and perhaps, more widely, a holistic vision of the world around him.

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy entwines sensual bodies with loose, recurrent decorative motifs inspired by vegetation, noodle style, Art Nouveau. This pictorial and calligraphic treatment is the inspiration for the entire exhibition The Meadow at the CEC and in particular for the ongoing project to produce an edition of lithographs, to be presented early December. For this project, the artist’s reference points are books illustrated by Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst and Francis Picabia, who combined texts and drawings without hierarchy. Lutz-Kinoy’s motifs do not directly illustrate the texts, but compose graphic and poetic interplays that frame, conceal, partially erase or even stain them. The text is deconstructed as signs forming abstract plates on which text and drawing merge into one another, more rhythmic and sonorous than illustrative.

For his edition, Scrolls in the Wind, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy has invited Harry Burke, Cyrus Grace Dunham, Sharon Hayes, James English Leary, Sophy Naess, Amy Sillman and Emily Sundblad, friends who are writers, critics or artists, to propose texts or poems, forming a duo with them inspired by this same progressive spirit that often extends beyond the context of art. This friendly, intellectual, political and artistic community examines new forms of tolerance, commitment and protest. It aims to break with established codes and the traditional boundaries between the arts, social, political and gender categories. Free of any hierarchy or exclusion, but instead inclusive and tolerant, the project favors fluidity between forms of artistic expression and evolves toward an openness to multiple identities; transgender, LGBTQA+ and non-binary.


Matthew Lutz-Kinoy
Scrolls in the Wind
A collection of scripts and poems by Harry Burke, Cyrus Grace Dunham, Sharon Hayes, James English Leary, Sophy Naess, Amy Sillman and Emily Sundblad. Edited by Matthew Lutz-Kinoy

Edition of twelve color lithographs, on BFK Rives 250g/m2 paper, 42 × 29.7 cm, inside a slip case, BFK Rives 300 g/m2 paper, contained in a box covered with Wibalin Natural Burnt Orange 115 g/m2 paper. Edition of 15, 3 A.P. and 2 H.C., each lithograph is numbered from 1 to 12 and signed, the edition is numbered from 1/15 to 15/15, A.P. 1, A.P. 2, A.P. 3 and H.C. I, H.C. II, dated and signed by the artist on the colophon. Printed by Idem, Paris. Box produced by Cartonnages Delavy, Lausanne. Edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, 2018.

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy was born in New York in 1984 and now lives and works in Los Angeles and Paris. In 2018, he participated in a number of group exhibitions, among others at the Freedman Fitzpatrick Gallery, Paris and Indipendenza, Rome, and had several solo exhibitions at: VleesHal, Middleburg; Bowles, Kamel Mennour, Paris; Southern Garden of the Château Bellevue, Le Consortium, Dijon. Between 2012 and 2017 he took part in several solo and group exhibitions: Fire Sale at Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo (2017); Rotten Wood, the Dripping Word: Shuji Terayama’s Kegawa no Mari, MoMa PS1, New York (2016); Theater der Überforderung, Kunsthalle Zurich (2016); To Satisfy the Rose, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles (2016); Lutz-Kinoy’s Loose Bodies, Elaine – MGK, Basel (2013) and Keramikos, a travelling exhibition with Natsuko Uchino, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Kunsthalle Baden Baden, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel and Villa Romana, Florence (2012- 2013).
The edition by Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Scrolls in the Wind, is supported by the Leenaards Foundation, Lausanne and the City of Geneva.
The CEC thanks the Sikås Art Center, Tutti Frutti, Sweden and Freedman Fritzpatrick for their help for the exhibition of Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, The Meadow.
The CEC is supported by the Department of Culture and Sport of the City of Geneva, the Loterie Romande, the Ernst & Olga Gubler-Hablützel Foundation and a private Genevan foundation.


Opening Hours
Tuesday — Friday : 2.30 PM – 6.30 PM
Saturday : by appointment
The CEC will be open during the Geneva Contemporary Art Weekend
Saturday 17 and sunday 18 November 2018, from 11 AM to 6 PM



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