Skate Paint | Matt Reilly Skateboard Paints Through Mana Contemporary

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Skate Paint | Matt Reilly Skateboard Paints Through Mana Contemporary


Brooklyn-based artist Matt Reilly has left his mark within the gallery walls of Mana Contemporary. By adding several shades of liquid chroma to the wheels of his skateboard with saturated sponges and then attaching them to the bottom of his board, Reilly created streaked one-off masterpieces with a half-pipe as his canvas.

Maneuvering back and forth over a plain white sheet attached to the surface of a mini ramp, Reilly coated the ramp one layer at a time. Abstract hues of blue, red, green, and purple were formed during his routine, each track varying in thickness and pattern. Following each live performance, every canvas was detached and a new one fixed in its place.

The canvas, skateboard, and ramp of Reilly’s Wall Ride are all listed for sale on Artsy.

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