University of Pennsylvania Campus “Mondrian” Style Custom Art

Jeffrey J Mattia Penn Mondrian

These “Mondrain” style canvases were created for my client Patrick’s, Soho loft in New York. He commissioned me to create artwork that would be featured on the focal wall just inside his foyer.

Soho loft

I started the process by having Patrick send me pictures of his space. After looking through the photos, I was drawn to the grid on the beautiful floor to ceiling windows highlighted by Colbert Blue panels across the top framing the breathtaking city skyline right outside his windows. At that moment I knew I wanted to paint two large Mondrain style panels. This iconic abstract composition includes differing line widths and assorted blocks, creating rhythms that ebb and flow across the surface of the canvas — I felt like this was the ideal inspiration for this project.

Penn Campus Jeff Mattia

The next step was to share my vision for this artwork with Patrick. During our conversation, Patrick talked about his Alta mater of the University of Pennsylvania along with the international cities he has lived. After submitting a few sketches we decided to use the campus grid of the University of Pennsylvania as the inspiration for this piece.

Mondrian Penn Campus JeffreyMattia

Next I worked to create the perfect color palette balancing both the warm and cool colors of his space.  We landed on blues, yellows and oranges which work brilliantly in contrast to each other and with the space.  I finished the painting and delivered it to Patrick’s apartment. It was thrilling to see my work in this beautiful loft overlooking the energetic city of New York.

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