Los Angeles-Based Painters Mattea Perrotta & Jonathan Ryan @ The Landing

Both born in 1989, Mattea Perrotta and Jonathan Ryan. each started out as observational painters and are now working in abstraction. Mattea Perrotta began painting portraits, then pivoted to a simplified, abstract series of shapes that capture and distill the essence of her female subjects into flattened, geometric forms. Jonathan Ryan’s abstractions reference architecture and universal form, he uses repetition and drop shadows to depict impossible structures. The exhibition is on view through June 30 at the Landing 5118 w Jefferson Boulevard Los Angeles. photographs by Lani Trock