Pierre Lionel Matte

Tributes / Paper Streamers


Paper streamers on wall, variable size. 2007-08

Inspired by classic modernist icons like Mondrian and Malevich; in my version the “pure” abstract painting’s structure and colours are used to create an on-the-spot wall-work where the original’s primary colors are replaced with second order colours and the brush-strokes by paper streamers going off-format. The works are my personal homage and reaction, a festive twist to the early modernist ideology of purity.

X- elimination mark

A wall paper-work made of colored paper party-streamers to form an X-shape.