Andrew Masullo

Recent Paintings

October 22 – December 5, 2015

6025
2014-15
oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches

5978
2014-15
oil on canvas
20 x 24 inches

2306
1989-2013
oil on canvas
10 x 8 inches

6044
2014-15
oil on canvas
20 x 24 inches

5766
2013
oil on canvas
22 x 28 inches

5960
2014
oil on canvas
20 x 24 inches

5809
2013
oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches

5399
2011-13
oil on canvas
10 x 8 inches

5772
2013
oil on canvas
10 x 8 inches

6091
2014
oil on canvas
22 x 28 inches

5762
2013
oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches

4529
2006-14
oil on canvas
14 x 16 inches

4954
2007-13
oil on canvas
20 x 24 inches

6052, 2014-15, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

5775
2013-15
oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches

5811
2013
oil on canvas
20 x 24 inches

2045
1989-2014
oil on canvas
20 x 24 inches

6042
2014-15
oil on canvas
20 x 24 inches

5544
2012
oil on canvas
10 x 8 inches

5953
2014
oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches

Press Release

Tibor de Nagy will present new paintings by the artist in his first solo exhibition with the gallery. Andrew Masullo’s nonobjective paintings live joyfully removed from the everyday, humdrum world. A self-proclaimed "stuff maker" for nearly four decades, Masullo continues to use small canvases and unmixed oil paint straight from the tube. He has always seen his role as that of referee during the several weeks to several decades it takes to make a painting and leaves the completion of each one largely to its own devices. Once finished they are titled by the same numbering system he has used since 1978. Masullo believes that a painting must sink or swim on its own, without benefit of any doctrines, treatises, or spiels. He insists that "a painting that needs to be explained is not worth talking about."

Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1957, Andrew Masullo attended Rutgers University and graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art. He has had solo exhibitions at André Emmerich Gallery (1994, 1996), Joan Washburn Gallery (2000, 2002, 2004), Feature Inc. (2010), and Mary Boone Gallery (2013) all in New York; Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zurich (1999); Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco (2000, 2006, 2008, 2012); Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles (2007, 2009, 2011); Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston (2007, 2011, 2015) and Texas Gallery, Houston (2009, 2014). In 2011 Masullo received a Guggenheim Fellowship. The following year 32 of his paintings were shown in the Whitney Museum’s Biennial.

An exhibition catalogue is available.