Moscow-born Matvey Levenstein’s new works show a range of still life that takes place entirely within two bedrooms of a New York apartment. Despite the use of people in some of the paintings, the group is very much a reflection of stillness. At first one is deceived by the colours, often warm and bright, which draw the viewer in, but once there, it seems as though there is no further place to go. This stage of claustrophobia has been skillfully set and the viewer is left perplexed, wondering why the vases of flowers don’t bring happiness.
Artist: Matvey Levenstein
The exhibition of Matvey Levenstein’s new works continues at the Larissa Goldston Gallery in New York through November 12th.