MATTHEW LAPENTA

United States | B.1985

A painter and sculptor, Matthew Lapenta’s work engages with the realities of our everyday lives by challenging our obsession with the constant consumption of social media and entertainment.

Inspired by modern-day internet culture, Lapenta creates bronze sculptures in the form of emojis, an iconic symbol of communication in the twenty-first century. His works explore the relationship and impact of technology in our everyday lives.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Lapenta worked as a commercial art director before moving to Venice, California in 2012. He currently lives and works in Venice.

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