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  • Mathieu Cherkit, Équilibre (Balance), 2022, oil on canvas, 90 1⁄2 × 70 7⁄8".

    Mathieu Cherkit, Équilibre (Balance), 2022, oil on canvas, 90 1⁄2 × 70 7⁄8".

    Mathieu Cherkit

    Xippas | Paris

    Mathieu Cherkit’s interiors are homey, relatable, and destabilizing. Characterized by charming disarray—unwashed dishes, scattered toys, yellow rubber gloves near an open toilet bowl—the artist’s latest room-by-room portraits of his home explore domesticity vis-à-vis elastic notions of space and time. In addition to depicting multiple perspectives at once, Cherkit’s paintings contend materially with painting’s inherent flatness and fixity. The fourteen works presented in “Time’s Up?” featured heavy impastos in shades of burgundy, teal, ocher, and cerulean. The jagged crusty paint, extending

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