Jeffrey Morabito

Exhibition “2021”

Born in Bronxville, half Hong Kong-ese and half Italian, Jeffrey Morabito spent his early years traveling between New York and Hong Kong. Much of Morabito’s work is playing with the legibility of objects in painting. Recognizable figures are put in unrecognizable picture planes, or sometimes the reverse. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2019, he had a retrospective of his work entitled “Glossolalia” curated by Karen Wilkin at 1 GAP gallery. Morabito’s work has been reviewed by the New York Times, Hyperallergic, White Hot Magazine, Art Spiel, Youngspace, Deliciousline and China Daily. A recipient of the Art Cake Studio Program, he currently works in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Each painting is made with the intention to question how we see, and what we recognize.

It is important for me to create a space of exchange between the material object of the painting and the viewer. When the works are viewed from different distances, they move between surfaces you look at and surfaces you look through.

By seeing objects as pictorial containers, I aim to emphasize the disorientation of what is inside, outside, far, close, clear, obstructed, real or fake.

I hope that if someone is able to take a step onto the stage of my painting, the narrative previously being formed through the recognizable will be slowly but surely undone. The backdrop becomes the actor, and the actor becomes the backdrop.

BLACK FLOWERS

Year: 2020

Materials: oil on panel

Size: 20 x 16 x 1 inches

BIRD’S LAMENT II

Year: 2020

Materials: oil on panel

Size: 20 x 16 x 1 inches

Exhibition “2021”

As a celebration that 2020 has ended and that a new year is here, FLATFILE has launched a new online program title, simply: “2021.”


We invited artists to participate through a rolling open call, which remains open for the entirety of this year. From these submissions, our jury panel carefully selects new works to present on FLATFILE, with new works added throughout all of 2021.

The price of each artwork is a flat $2,021,

a discounted price from the actual value of each work, offered here, exclusively.

Michelle Brandemuehl: Exhibition “2021”
2021: Tracy Ostmann-Haschke
2021: Daniel Morowitz
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