Landon Metz Artist
Born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1985, Metz has lived in Brooklyn since 2009. A young artist of international repute, he has exhibited around the world, from Denmark to New York and from Chicago to LA. In 2014 he was selected as artist in residence at ADN Collection in Bolzano. Landon Metz draws backgrounds on blank canvas, then he fills them with color as Wolfgang Laib fills his sculptures with milk. He moves the color until the desired shape is completed. His paintings occupy the space, such as that of Morris Louis and Helen Frankenthaler, his work shapes the space as the work of Daniel Buren and Michael Asher, but while they had an ideological and political approach, Landon takes a poetic and pictorial attitude. The space is altered, yet it is decorated and refined. His medium of expression is painting, his goal to make paintings about painting: an inclusive form of it, which relies on an extremely meticulous process to accommodate the opportunities of chance. A conceptual approach, for a lyrical, sensual result. His works have been presented for the first time in Italy on January 2016 with a double solo show at the galleries of Francesca Minini, Milan, and Massimo Minini, Brescia. His work has been exhibited in several solo shows: Yet to be titled, James Fuentes, New York (2016); Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy (2016); Francesca Minini, Milano (2016); oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh, Andersen's, Copenhagen (2015); Landon Metz, James Fuentes, New York (2015); Plose, ADN Collection, Bolzano, Italy (2014); Michael Jackson Penthouse, Retrospective, Hudson, New York (2014); Varying Degrees of Absurdity, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, TORRI, Los Angeles (2013); Still, TORRI, Paris (2012); Something To Dance To, Preteen Gallery, Mexico City (2011). Recent group shows include: Splotch, Sperone Westwater, New York (2016); Morris Louis / Landon Metz, with Morris Louis, Paul Kasmin, New York (2016); Printed Matter, New York (2015); The Essential Bruce Springsteen, Andersen's, Copenhagen (2015); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri (2015); The Kitchen Benefit Art Auction, The Kitchen, New York (2014); 173 E 94th St / Chausee de Waterloo 550, Paul Kasmin at Middlemarch, Brussels (2014); From Pre-History to Post-Everything, Sean Kelly, New York (2014); Organix, curated by Diego Cortez, Luciano Benetton Collection, Venice (2013); Shake Shack Guggenheim, with Ethan Cook, V1, Copenhagen.
HYPE | Landon MetzLandon Metz 9 July - 8 October 2016Eduardo Secci Contemporary presents the second exhibition in the seasonal venue in Pietrasanta. Opening reception is Saturday, July 9th at 18:30 pm. The project is realized in collaboration with Galleria Massimo Minini based in Brescia, and it will showcase the works of Landon Metz (Phoenix, 1985), who has been collaborating...