London/Stockholm/Milan

Carl Kostyál opened his eponymous gallery at no. 12A Savile Row, London W1 in 2010 after a decade of private dealing and advising.

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Kostyál launched his first Stockholm space, Isbrytaren, at Igeldammsgatan 20, Stockholm in 2013 and in 2016 moved to the former German Embassy at Artillerigatan. In May 2021 the gallery opened a new exhibition space, Hospitalet, in the 18th century mental asylum formerly known as Danvikens Hospital in Nacka, Stockholm, in collaboration with Gullringsbo Konstsamling.

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Matt Belk creates landscape paintings that portray the natural world through an uncanny gaze with a complexity and precision that belies the distinction of real and imagined. Using airbrush, tape and X-acto
knife, Belk layers plants, animals and unexpected guests with precision and wit, giving image to the wild using a digital aesthetic. Belk hand-makes compositions that contain two worlds in crisp contrast: above and below the water line.

Matt Belk was born in 1988 in Omaha, Nebraska, where he is currently based. He received his BFA from the University of Nebraska. Belk was raised hunting, bringing lived experience to his paintings. He notes politely the occasionally condescending nature of the city folk, and from his outside-the-artworld position chooses to make his work more playful, inviting and accessible to those who may be unfamiliar or dismissive of the culture and history of hunting.

Matt Belk, Portrait (2024). Courtesy of the gallery and the artist.

Matt Belk, 'Nebraska' (2024). Acrylic, airbrush, tape and xacto blades on canvas, 100 x 120cm. Courtesy of the gallery and the artist.

Matt Belk, 'Erstavik', (2024). Courtesy of the gallery and the artist.

Matt Belk, Erstavik, (2024). Courtesy of the gallery and the artist.

Carl Kostyál

Sjökvarnsbacken 15
131 71 Nacka, Sweden

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12a Savile Row
London W1S 3PQ

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Milan – by appointment

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