Matt Gondek is a renowned Deconstructed Pop Artist based in Los Angeles. Gondek’s paintings and sculptures have become highly sought after, with a growing number of sold-out exhibitions around the world that include Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Hong Kong. The Deconstructed Pop Art paintings, normally done in hyper bright acrylic paint on canvas, showcase various cartoon and comic book characters often exploding, melting or falling apart. Gondek has been covered numerous times by publications such as Hypebeast, Complex, to gracing the cover of ‘Urban Contemporary Art Guide’ 2019 by Graffiti Art.


MakersPlace in collaboration with Avenue des Arts is pleased to present RATS, a solo exhibition by deconstructive pop artist Matt Gondek. This is the first exhibition in which Gondek has based all of the artwork on one central character in a variety of ways. There will be paintings, a drawing, sculptures, prints, NFTs, and even a mural.

This new exhibit is especially exciting because this will include a collection of digital NFT work that will be shown alongside physical, tangible work. Additionally, it contains the largest painting that Gondek has ever created and the greatest amount of sculptures that he has ever been included in a show.   

RATS has been in the making on and off for the past three years. The term “rats” is used to express annoyance or frustration, and Gondek uses the exclamation, “rats,” to describe the mood of the pandemic and the sudden cancellation of so many important events and exhibitions. RATS takes this frustration as inspiration and then leaves it in the past. “It’s just a big fun colourful show that I think we need after being indoors for the last year and a half”, Gondek says. 

Annoyance caused by our socially distanced lifestyles and hope for the future are simultaneously conveyed in this exhibition, especially with its incorporation of very large works, bright colors, and innovative digital content. Furthermore, it is a show that everyone can relate to, from the common daily frustrations of the worldwide pandemic to the optimism of looking towards the future in hopes of a more “normal” lifestyle. The inclusion of digital NFT art might also hint at a common awareness in technological advances and an irreversible change in our culture following COVID 19. RATS is definitely a show you won’t want to miss.

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Editions: One
Pricing: Accepting Offers Only

*Owner will receive a 1 of 1 physical hand-painted 12″ vinyl toy (below)

*Auction will end on Monday 08/16 at 6 PM PST


Editions: 10
Pricing: $1,800.00

*Each owner will receive a signed and numbered 22×28 inch four color screenprint with a certificate of authenticity (below)

*Final edition will be auctioned


Deconstructed Mouse (Concrete)

Editions: 10
Pricing: $1

*Only verified MakersPlace users who have purchased at least one artwork on the site are eligible to participate.

*Open for 30 minutes starting at 3:30 PM PST 08/12.

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