matt reilly skateboard paints through mana contemporary
original content
aug 03, 2014
matt reilly skateboard paints through mana contemporary


matt reilly skateboard paints through mana contemporary
image by crystal gwyn / all images courtesy of mana contemporary

 

 

 

with a skateboard, colored paint and a half-pipe installed within the gallery walls at mana contemporary in jersey city, brooklyn-based artist matt reilly has left his creative mark on a canvas. by adding various hues of liquid chroma to wheels with saturated sponges — and attaching them to the base of his board — he was able to colorize a plain white canvass tacked to the surface of a mini ramp. gliding back-and-forth over the sheet, reilly formed ‘wall ride’, one stroke and one layer at a time. diverse shades of blue, red and brown materialized on the canvas as reilly sped around the space, each different in their thickness and pattern. following the live performance, the canvas has been detached, and a new one fixed in its place rendering each finished piece a completely unique artwork, distinct in texture and composition.

matt reilly skateboard painting mana contemporary
the crowd watches the live performance
image by sam deitch

matt reilly skateboard painting mana contemporary
covered in paint
image by crystal gwyn

matt reilly skateboard painting mana contemporary
the artist skates in front of an already-finished canvas
image by crystal gwyn

matt reilly skateboard painting mana contemporary
blue paint is applied to the canvas by skating over it
image by crystal gwyn

matt reilly skateboard painting mana contemporary
adding color to the sponges and wheels
image by crystal gwyn

matt reilly skateboard painting mana contemporary
paint covered skateboard
image by sam deitch

matt reilly skateboard painting mana contemporary
various colors used for the painting
image by sam deitch

matt reilly skateboard painting mana contemporary
a finished canvas hangs on the wall
image by sam deitch

matt reilly skateboard paints through mana contemporary
sketches indicating the functionality and installation process 

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library