Andrew Masullo: Warped & Thrilling

Andrew Masullo, 5357, 2011, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches (© Andrew Masullo, cou
Andrew Masullo, 5357, 2011, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches (© Andrew Masullo, courtesy Mary Boone Gallery and Feature Inc.)

Rob Colvin reviews the exhibition of paintings by Andrew Masullo at Mary Boone Gallery, New York, on view through April 27, 2013.

Colvin writes that Masullo's paintings "outwit, defy, and make gallery-going fun again. With numbers for titles, the works elicit numerous surprises, and these of several kinds. Even the dates startle. One work, ten inches by eight, took him ten years to make. Very few contemporary abstract painters... excite and bewilder as Masullo does... In each of Masullo’s works is an idiosyncratic self-organization that pulsates with inner life. It’s in his economy of means, his concision of wit, and even his materials."