tony mascatello is a nyc painter and performer who has shown his painting in several prominent ny galleries, and performed in well known art performance venues, such as the mudd club, franklin furnace, artist's space, the kitchen, and the whitney museum.
these paintings are mirrored twins, and demonstrate a space that is both visual and conceptual. the eye, and then the mind, recognize that unique property in which each of the pair is both identical, and opposite to its twin. so long as like edges oppose one another, a number of configurations are possible for the pair. for example, either of the two panels may be placed on the left. or they may be hung one atop the other, or opposite one another in a corner, or across the room.
the paint is manipulated between the panels by manual pressure. the result is planned, but open to chance.