The Transfiguration Series is an on-going series of large-format oil paintings and edition sculptures on clarity through time and space. It is a first extensive body of work by artist Joseph Malfettone - one that is both highly developed and versatile in its appeal and strength. The use of classical elements, state-of-the-art references, scientific approach, appropriation, scale, medium, and constant dialogue of male-female and East-West culminate in a series that transcends conventional meaning of time and space.
The Paintings | 'Innocents'
Dimensions: 8'x5', 3'x5' Medium: Oil on Canvas
These hand-painted works blending Thomas Couture’s The Romans of the Decadence, Peter Paul Rubens’ Massacre of the Innocents and NASA multiwavelength images challenge the foundations of human perception from the physical to the psychological. These large format oils on canvas are designed to bring the viewer into a landscape of their own mind and experience, pointing to cues of internal psychology and the seeming boundaries of visual perception.
The Sculpture Collection | Now Available
Dimensions: Ranging 11"-17" in height Medium: Enamel on Stone or Terra Cotta
The sculptures of The Transfiguration offer insights into the internal and external dynamics of balance throughout the human system. The highlight and break down of form and opposing schemes of reflective and absorbant color draw in and out simultaneously. The full selection of figures throughout art history from East and West helps demonstrate a cornerstone of the series - going beyond form into the influences of time and space itself. Each sculpture is made of stone or terra cotta, cast from Joseph's original and hand-painted by the artist in oil enamel.